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UNIVERSITY OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 
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VOLUME I 



NUMBER 



Minutes of 




lz: 
SALEM 
PRESBY 



ERY 



FIRST STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
January 7, 1989 



SPECIAL MEETING 
MT. TABOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 2, 1989 



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Minutes of 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 



FIRST STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
January 7, 1989 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 

FIRST STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

January 7, 1989 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 
Co-Stated Clerks 



Recording Clerk 



Dale Davidson 
John Handley 

Robert Matthews 
Grctver Nelr.nn 
Alfred Thomas 

Robert Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 

Transition Staff (Barium Springs office) 

Associate for Business Affairs/Treasurer 

Associate for Ministers 

Associate for Christian Education 

Associate for Camp Ministries 

Administrative Assistant 

Bookkeeper 

Secretary 

Receptionist /Secretary 
Secretary/Camp Registrar 
Secretary 

Transition Staff (Durham office) 



John M. Handley 



Joseph L. Pickard 
Caroline B. Gourley 
Walter R. Smith 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 
Edna G. Rimmer 
Sara M. Williams 
Phyllis L. Plyler 
Tanna B. Brown 
Esther P. Meiggs 
Sandra L. Fowler 



Associate for Church Development 
Associate for Special Ministries 
Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Church Noonan 
Ann Higgs 
Margie O'Briant 
Dot Bass 
Debbie Pearson 



Betty Berghaus 



James Watkins 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 
Paul Ransford 
Treasurer 
Office Manager 
Bookkeeper 
Administrative Assistant 
Secretary to Camps and Leadership 



Secretary to Administrative Services 



FIRST STATED MEETING 
MINUTES DF SALEM PRESBYTERY 



First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
January 7, 1989 

The First Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was convened with prayer by 
Tyrone Burkette, Moderator of the last Transitional Assembly, at 9:00 
A.M. on Saturday, January 7, 1989, in the sanctuary of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. The presbytery sang 
the hymn, "God of History - Recent, Ancient'. 



ELECTION OF CO-STATED CLERKS 

A quorum being present, the presbytery elected John Handley, Robert 
Matthews, Grover Nelson, and Alfred Thomas Co-Stated Clerks for the 
meeting. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A - F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr. , George W. Alexander, Frank Allen, Michael E. Askew, 
Lawrence W. Avent, James H. Banbury, Jonathan C. Barker, John W. Bell, 
Jesse W. Bledsoe, Linda Blessing, Ernest M. Bradford, Warren C. Brannon, 
John C. Brearley, Malcolm Bullock, Tyrone L. Burkette, Robert E. Button, 
William D. Carmines, Carole Chase, M. Gray Clark, S. Jay Click, J. Alex 
Coblentz, Clyde T. Cook, Kermit W. Dancy, Frank A. Davison, Robert F. 
Dean, Frank Dew, M. Susan Dobyns, Barbara Dua, Daniel L. Durway, Chris 
East, John Eliason, James W. Eller, Carlton A. G. Eversley, McLean Faw, 
Dusty K. Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, Joe Flora, Gary R. Fravel, James T. 
Frazier, E. B. Freeman, Jr. , Robert 0. Freeman, Harold Fuller. 

G - M 

Joseph M. Garrison, Calvin P. Gentry, Carter Gillespie, James H. Grant, 
Jr., Lucius Gray, John M. Handley, W. C. Hayes, J. Stimson Hawkins, 
James Henderson, Robert Herron, Cynthia Higgins, Z. N. Holler, L. Rus 
Howard, Joanne Hull, Stephen Hundley, Guy Hunt, Jr. George Hunter, H. J. 
Keating, Walt King, William R. Knox, Phyllis M. H. Kort, Donald E. 
Lannon, Bob Lee, David T. Lee-Andrews, S. Edwin Lewis, Jonathan 
Lovelady, Ivan W. Lowery, Jack Roger Marrow, Robert M. Matthews, Charles 
T. McKee, Stephen P. McCutchan, Judson Milam, John Milholland, James F. 
Miller, E. Thomas Miller, Donald Mimbs, Reid Montgomery, Allen E. 
Morrison, William H. Morrison, Joe Mullin. 

N - Z 

David Nash, George F. Neal, J. Herbert Nelson, Robert S. Osborne, David 
C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Karen Pearson, Jamie Pharr, A. B. 



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Plexico, George A. Ploger, Phillip J. Pogue, Paul Ransford, C. H. 
Reckard, Paul N. Ridolfi, Leland A. Richardson, Jean Rodenbough, Carl A. 
Rush, Paul S. Ryoo, Danny Sharpe, Carter Shelley, Jerold D. Shetler, 
Stephen A. Shive, Burwell J. Shore, Lowelle Simms, David L. Smith, 
Jeffrey D. Smith, Walter Smith, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, R. M. 
Steele, Patricia Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, J. Dexter Taylor, John G. 
Truitt, Jr., Robert Lee Turner, Kay-Robert Volkwijn, Rockwell P. Ward, 
W. Russell Ward, Jr. , John M. Watkins, J. Gordon Williams, Frank C. 
Wilkinson, John A. Wilkerson, Jr., James Wilson, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., 
Michael Woodard, R. Scott Woodmansee, William J. Wrenn, Jr. , Robert L. 
Yoder. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their 
representatives : 

A - F 

Alamance Claude T. Church, Floyd Fogleman, Allen Temple Katherine Case, 
Asbury Clarence Tilley, Back Creek Ken Corriher, Bethany-Graham William 
H. Dishner, Bethany -Statesvi lie Ronny F. Bass, Bethel Mike Bowman, 
Bethesda-Ruff in David K. Neal, Sr., Bethesda-Statesville Neal D. 
Wilfong, Bixby Julia Cornatzer, Ken Nivens, Boonville, First E. L. 
Cundiff, Hallie Cundiff, Darlene H. Lytton, Marilyn K. Scales, Brentwood 
Peggy Cooper, Buffalo Clyde B. Albright, Burlington, First Terr; B. 
Collins, J. D. Mackintosh, Jr., Paul E. Morrow, Jr., Calvary Margaret 
Marks, Cameron Phyllis B. Chambers, Centre Edith Brantley, Church of the 
Covenant John E. Barney, Corinna B. Johnson, Church of the Cross Harry 
Patterson, Clemmons Ed Foulds, Clio J. Adrian Dobson, Collinstown Mark 
Oakley, Community in Christ Frank Powell, Concord Bill Baker, Cooleemee 
Mike Spry, Covenant Fred Hauser, Crestwood Luana Brock, Danbury 
Community Jennie Leake Hemrick, Dellabrook Rudolph V. Boone, Sr. , Eden, 
First Jim Eggleston, Edward Webb Gladys W. Bailey, Elkin Barbara P. 
Fulp, Fairmont Libby Owens Hemenway, Faith Georgia Renfrow, Fellowship 
Virginia Holden, Fieldstone Robert Newman, Fifth Creek Shirley Stroud, 
Flat Rock Gail Cox, Forest Hills Vance D. Massey, Jr., Forest Park Carol 
M. Windsor, Franklin Grace R. Lowe, Mary P. Nussman. 

G - M 

Glendale Springs Mary Finney, Grace Ella Mae Phelps, W. E. Shouse, 
Graham Bill Compton, Ted Hruslinski, Greensboro, First J. Mack Albright, 
Dale Davidson, Walter L. Hannah, Terry Lashley, Doris Preyer, Richard L. 
Wharton, Greenwood Lynn Vaughn, Guilford Park James F. Kirkpatrick, John 
T. Wall, Gulf Shirley S. Jeffries, Hawfields N. N. Fleming, III, David 
Smith, High Point, First JoAnn H. Jones, Laird Minear, Highland Lee 
Harrington, Jr., Flora N. Winfree, Immanuel Dee Foy, Jamestown Bob 
Moore, John Calvin D. J. Whitfield, Kernersville, First Peggy Dunlap, 
Stephanie N. Hargett, Lansing Fred Carter, Laurel Fork Don B. Tucker, 
Lexington, First Miles L. Croom, Fred Poetzinger, Lexington, Second 
Curtis Morrow, Lloyd Edwin L. Patterson, Logan Irene Dye, Daisy Keaton, 
Dorothy Mintz, Madison George Penn, Mebane W. G. Jeffreys, Memorial 
Ilvie B. Sutherland, Milton Barry Cardwell, Mocksville, First D. 
J.Mando, Mooresville, First Christine M. Davidson, William G. Ducker, 
Mt. Jefferson Harold W. Hamilton, Jr. , Mt. Tabor Roy L. Carruth, Mt. 



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Vernon Roman 0. Culbertson, Clarence Frost, Harjorie Goodvine, Ruth N. 
Myers, Lucille Phifer, Mt. Vernon Springs Kathy Davis. 



N - Z 

New Creation Community Francis Young, New Salem John H. Norton, North 
Wilkesboro Jacquelyn D. Hall, Old Town Jim Winning, Parkway Louis 
Capots, Jack E. Trawick, Piedmont Robert Neal Adams, Pine Hall David F. 
Mabe, Pittsboro Charles W. Cameron, Prospect R. W. Atwell, Sr. , Randolph 
Darrell Albertson, George Slayder, Reid Memorial John H. Carr, Valerie 
C. Thomas, Reidsville, First William E. Riggs, Salisbury, First Ron 
Gobble, Linda Thurston, Salisbury, Second Robert B. Julian, Sedgef ield 
Mertys Bell, Shady Side Charles England, Robert Gilchrist, Shallowf ord 
Mary Kay Johnson, Shiloh Harry F. Studstill, Siler City Russell Lawson, 
Smyrna D. L. Tuttle, Sparta John Brady, Speedwell Russell Lee Citty, 
Spencer Merrill Russell, Sprinqwood Mike Griggs, St. Andrews Karen 
Clary, Vicki Wooten, St. James Estelle W. Curley, Sandy McBryde, Joseph 
W. Meddling, John Spaulding, Rosa T. Yourse, St. Paul Virginia Cornet, 
Charles E. Davis, Cora Massey, Jewelene Parker, Starmount Martha Lou 
Anderson, Connie Kronenfeld, Robert B. Lloyd, Jr. , Statesville, First 
Olive Robertson, John R. Scott, Stoneville Wilton E. Pool, Stoney Creek 
Ginny Bostic, Thyatira Carl Patterson, Trinity W. David Couch, Mamie C. 
Morris, Robert Stevenson, Vandalia Nancy R. Routh, Wentworth W. D. 
Sherron, Westminster Allan R. Cannon, Talmage Fish, Westview Thomas N. 
Wagner, Winston-Salem, First Whit East, William E. East, Robert 
Hartsell, James S. Price, Jane Shouse, Yadkin United Thomas 0. Vinson, 
Yadkinville Ginger Rudolph, Yanceyville Buford Pearson. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Paul Boone, Sammie Braxton, Bill Chase, Donna Smith Chase, Evelyn 
Edwards, Jonyma Singleton Elliott, John Hamil, Mark Jordan, Rebekah E. 
Lee-Andrews, Hoyt McCachren, Ida K. McCaskill, Anne McKee, Leslie 
McLeod, Ophelia McMillers, Catherine Rankin, Delores Spielman, John 
Whitfield. 

The following Visitors were registered: 

Annie Miller Bates, Ginger Booker, Helen W. Branford, Susan Carmines, 
Bobbie Carter, John N. Causey, Greta W. Connor, Jack Cornet, Virginia R. 
Couch, Blake Crymes, Dorothy Culbertson, Michael Culbreth, Alberta W. 
Cuthbertson, Gerard H. Davidson, Jr. , Betty Anne Ellington, Ezra 
Gilliam, Creola Goodman, James W. Gunn, Helen Herndon, Catrelia Hunter, 
Abi Hyatt, Loretta G. James, Sue Lawson, Harriet P. Lipe, Marci Mayhew, 
Mrs. Willie McClendon, Patti McNeely, Jane Miller, John Morrison, Jr. , 
Margaret Palmer, Mrs. T. Henry Patterson, Esther Ploger, Lula Faye Rick, 
Virginia Robertson, Ruth Russell, Isaac A. Stockton, Clayton Tatum, 
Yellock Truman, Mary Wade, Gladys Winston. 



DOCKET 

The Moderator presented the docket which was approved as printed. 



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ELECTION OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 



The following persons were elected to the Nominating Committee; 



George Alexander 
Rudolph Boone 
Malcolm Bullock 
Lillie Cameron 
Russell Cowan 
James Dickens 
Robert Evans 
James Frazier 



James Gilchrist 
Mildred Hart 
Helen Herndon 
Cynthia Higgins 
Rus Howard 
Ted Hruslinski 
Keith MacLean 
Margaret Marks 



James Miller 
Herb Reese 
Leland Richardson 
Jean Rodenbough 
Dorena Stevenson 
Cyndi Taylor 
Sue Walser 
Rosa Yourse 



ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND VICE MODERATOR 

The presbytery elected Dale Davidson, Elder of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Greensboro to be its Moderator and S. Edwin Lewis to be Vice 
Moderator. 

WELCOME 

Betsy Harrington, Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, welcomed the 
presbytery and explained the arrangements for the day. 



INTRODUCTIONS 
The following visitors were introduced: 



Mrs. Darnella Elliott Chaplain of Barber-Scotia 

College 

Educators at the Alamance 
Church 

Pastor-elect of the Elkin 
Church 



Bill and Donna Chase 
John Brearley 



Edwin Lewis introduced members of the Confirmation Class from First 
Church, Mooresville. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate: (See Appendix A, 
pp. 15-21.) 



FROM 



SUBJECT 



REFERRAL 



The Presbytery 
of Fayetteville 



Jerry C. McCann, Sr. 



Receiving retired 
living in Salem 
bounds 

Request to labor 
outside bounds of 
presbytery 



Stated Clerk 



Committee on 
Ministry 



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Orange Presbytery 



Reception of Barbara 
Dua by Salem as 
Campus Minister at 
UNC-Greensboro 



Committee on 
Ministry 



James M. McDaniel 



Request to labor 
outside bounds of 
presbytery 



Committee on 
Ministry 



Wilkes Macauley 



Request to labor 
outside bounds of 
presbytery 



Committee on 
Ministry 



GREETINGS 



Lovell Simms, Interim Executive of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, 
brought greetings from the Synod. 



The Moderator appointed the following persons to serve on Standing 
Committee. 

Resolutions - The Rev. Thomas Miller, Moderator 
The Rev. Karen Pearson 
Mr. Rudolph Boone 



Herbert Nelson, Vice-Moderator presented the report of the Council. Mr. 
Nelson thanked Dale Davidson for her leadership of the Transitional 
Council. (See Appendix B, pp. 22-27. ) 

The Transitional Council recommends that Salem Presbytery affirm the 
following actions of Transitional Assemblies: 



1. Presbytery affirmed the name of Presbytery "B" as "Salem" 
(action of Second Assembly). 

2. Presbytery located the offices of the Presbytery at 2554 
Levisville-Clemraons Road (First Citizens Bank Building), 
Clemmons, N.C. 27012 (action of Fourth Assembly). 

3. The Transitional Exempt Staff Search Committee was directed 
to continue its work until the exempt staff positions are 
filled (action of First Assembly). 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEE 



TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL REPORT 
Dale Davidson, Moderator 



ACTION: 



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4. H. Gray Clark was appointed Acting Treasurer. 

5. The Council of Presbytery was authorized to read and approve 
the Minutes of Presbytery meetings. 

G. Presbytery authorized the presbytery to accept all real 
property, equipment, trust funds, and liabilities that 
Concord, Orange, and Yadkin Presbyteries convey to it. 

7. Presbytery transferred to Salem Presbytery the following 
action of Orange Presbytery: "...to elect an Administrative 
Commission for the Greensboro Korean Congregation to carry 
out the functions of the Session. The Commission is 
authorized to the calling of an organizing pastor and to 
organize the congregation as a particular church of the 
PCUSA at its place of worship at such time the Commission is 
satisfied with the training of the officers and election in 
accord with the Book of Order. Members of the Commission to 
be elected are Bill Atkins, Miriam Belle, Clyde Cook, Thelma 
Foster, Cynthia Higgins, Larry Sitton, and Rus Howard, 
Moderator. " 

8. Presbytery transferred to Salem Presbytery the following 
action of Concord Presbytery: "...establishing an 
Administrative Commission to work with Rumple Memorial 
Church in Blowing Rock. The Commission will have the 
following powers of Presbytery (see G-11.0103): B, C, E, G, 
H, N, 0, R, S, X. The Commission is composed of the 
following persons: Elders Howard Covington, Rosemary 
Rector, Sam Vickery; Ministers Kermit Dancy, David Smith, 
Stephen McCutchan, and George Alexander, Moderator. " 

9. Presbytery directed that at its Third Stated Meeting, Salem 
Presbytery celebrate the Bicentennial of the Presbyterian 
Church; and that contributions of Black Presbyterians to the 
Church's mission and strength be recognized. 



ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN COMMITTEE 
Ginger Booker, Moderator 



ACTION: 

10. Presbytery adopted the Mission Statement. 

11. Presbytery adopted the Proposed Organizational Plan. 

12. Presbytery referred to the Council a motion that the 
Moderator of the Small Church Committee be added as an ex 
officio member of the Committee on Ministry (G-ll. 0502d ) . 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 
Rus Howard, Moderator 



Presbytery elected the 
committees as listed: 



following people to fill the vacancies in the 



ACTION: 

PRESBYTERY MODERATOR: Dale Davidson 
PRESBYTERY VICE-MODERATOR: Ed Lewis 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL AT LARGE MEMBERS: 



CLASS OF 89 
James Dickens 
Karen Pearson 
Rudy Boone 



CLASS OF 90 
Bob Matthews 
Herb Nelson-MOD 
Ginny Couch 
Jackie Hall 



CLASS OF 91 
Kathleen Murdock 
Burwell Shore 
N. N. Fleming 
Catrelia Hunter 



PRESBYTERY COUNCIL DIVISION MODERATORS (1 year terms) 
Congregational Life Division: Linda Blessing 
Church in the World Division: Mike Woodard 
Administrative Services Division: Rosa Yourse 



MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 

CLASS OF 89 
Michael Askew 
E. B. Freeman 
Grant Sharpe 
Roy Carruth 
Cora Massey 



CLASS OF 90 
Judson Milam-MOD 
Bill Knox 
Ivan Lowrey 
John Wilkerson 
Marion Greeson 
E. L. Patterson 
Thomas Benson 



EXAMINATIONS COMMMITTEE: 



CLASS OF 89 
Catherine Bonner 
Hank Keating 
Marydell Bright 
John Watkins 



CLASS OF 90 

Marge Monroe 

Jim Eller 

Scott Woodmansee 

Woody Alexander-MOD 



CLASS OF 91 
James Dickens 
Phyllis Kort 
Laura Spangler 
Carter Shelley 
William Ducker 
Bob Hartsell 
Elinor Swaim 



CLASS OF 91 
Jane Miller 
Cecilia Montague 
Ed Brammer 



PREPARATION FOR THE MINISTRY COMMITTEE; 



CLASS OF 89 
Martha Lou Anderson 
Carole Chase 
Nancy Hannah 



CLASS OF 90 
2. Hollar-MOD 
William Carmines 
Estelle Curley 
Jamie Pharr 



CLASS OF 91 
Gladys Bailey 
Ed Carter 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Jonathan Barker 



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PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION: 



CLASS OF 90 
D. J. Walker 
Don Lannon 



CLASS OF 92 
Norman Whitney-MOD 
Karen Pearson 
Ella Mae Phelps 



CLASS OF 94 
Steve Handle/ 
Pat Stewart 
Tom Routh 



EVALUATION AND GOALS COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Ezra Gilliam 

REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE: 

MODERATOR: Carlton Eversley 

(The Transitional Committee will continue in service with 
Linda Blessing as moderator until this committee is 
elected. ) 

EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Pat Stewart 

STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Stephen McCutchan 

WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Loretta James 

RESOURCES CENTER COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Ida McCaskill 

YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Fred Coates 

ADULT MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Delores Spielman 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR: Evelyn Edwards 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Tom Miller 

FELLOWSHIP AND RECREATION COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Eleanor Shull 

PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Frank Dew 

HUNGER COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: George Carpenter 

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Mary Boyd Click 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: George Hunter 



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ECUMENICAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Jack Marrow 



COMMISSIONER DELEGATES TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 



ELDERS: PRIMARY 

Clayton Davidson 
Gladys Bailey 
Marge Monroe 
Ezra Gilliam 



ALTERNATE 
Jackie Hall 
Estelle Curley 
N. N. Fleming 



MINISTERS: 



PRIMARY 
Judson Milam 
Catherine Reed 
Clyde Cook 
Jim Grant 



ALTERNATE 
Bob Lewis 
Ivan Lowry 
Bob Herron 
Frank Allen 



COMMISSIONER DELEGATES TO SYNOD: 

Elder and Minister Commissioners are divided into 3 groups. 

Each group is composed of persons from one of the three 
former presbyteries. 



The first four 
commissioners. 
The second four 
descending order. 



persons in each are the primary 
are the alternate commissioners in 



ELDERS: 



MINISTERS; 



GROUP ONE 
Don Watson 
Roy Valencourt 
P. S. Snipes 
Evan Cole 
Eleanor Svaim 
Ginny Couch 

GROUP ONE 
John Milholland 
Robert Osborne 
Jamie Pharr 
Jim Banbury 
Stephen Shive 
Hank Keating 
Dexter Taylor 



GROUP TWO 
Robert Rush 
Margaret Marks 
Catherine Carr 
Rudy Boone 
Daisy Keaton 
Cecilia Montague 

GROUP TWO 
Karen Pearson 
James Dickens 
Joe Spears 
E. B. Freeman 
Michael Askew 
James Henderson 
Mike Woodard 



GROUP THREE 
Dale Davidson 
Paul Boone 
Betty Hankins 
John Barney 
Herb Reese 



GROUP THREE 
Jonathan Barker 
Mary Click 
Robert Button 
Dan Durway 
Don Lannon 
Jim Wilson 
Carter Gillespie 



RACIAL ETHNIC COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Katherine Carr 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Rockwell Ward 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE: 



CLASS OF 89 
Joe Meddling 
Nick Mando 



CLASS OF 90 
Gray Clark-MOD 
Sarah Nichols 



CLASS OF 91 
Don Lannon 
Dick Orr 



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Dana Bamford 
Randall Billings 



CLASS OF 91 
Jerrod Shetler 
Virginia Evans 



MODERATOR: James Henderson 

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Steve Hundley 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Gray Clark, Moderator 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the Budget for 1989 (Appendix C, pp. 27-35). 



"LAUNCHING PAD" EVENT 

Steve McCutchan presented plans for a presbytery "Launching Pad" event 
to be held on May 20 at First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem. 

WORSHIP 

At 11:00 A.M. the presbytery joined in a service of worship. Worship 
leaders were Jerold Shetler, Scott Woodmansee, Ivan Lowery, and Dusty 
Fiedler. Service music was led by the combined choirs of the St. James 
and First Presbyterian Churches of Greensboro. Douglas W. Oldenburg, 
President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, preached 
a sermon titled, "Giants and Grasshoppers" from Numbers 13:1-3, 25; 
14:10, and Matthew 28:16ff. The presbytery celebrated the Sacrament of 
the Lord's Supper. 

NOON RECESS 

The presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:00 Clyde Cook, Associate Pastor 
of the host church offered a prayer of thanksgiving. 



Don Mitchell 
Robert Rush 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 

CLASS OF 89 CLASS OF 90 

Jewelene Parker Bob Kopp 

Barron Moore Jim Eller-MOD 

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: 
MODERATOR: Bill East 

SMALL CHURCH SUPPORT COMMITTEE: 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 



The presbytery was reconvened at 1:10 P.M. in the sanctuary of the 
church with the singing of the hymn, "Creator God, Creating Still". 



AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK OF ORDER 



Phyllis Kort presented the amendments. Presbytery voted by written 
ballot. 



ACTION: 






Presbytery approved or rejected the amendments as follows: 


PART ONE 






DIRECTORY FOR 
X YES 


WORSHIP 

NO 




PART TWO 






A. 


AMENDMENTS 
1. X 


DEALING WITH 
YES 


THE CONGREGATION 
NO 




2. _X_ 


YES 


NO | 




3. X 


YES 


NO 




4. X 


YES 


NO 


B. 


AMENDMENTS 

i. x 


DEALING WITH 
YES 


ORDINATION 
NO 




2. X 


YES 


NO 


C. 


AMENDMENT 
X 


DEALING WITH THE PRESBYTERY 
YES NO 


D. 


AMENDMENTS 
1. X 


DEALING WITH 
YES 


PRESBYTERIES AND SYNODS 
NO 




2. X 


YES 


NO 


E. 


AMENDMENT 
X 


REGARDING ALL 
YES 


GOVERNING BODIES 
NO 


F. 


AMENDMENT 


REGARDING CHAPTER IX ORGANIZATIONS 
YES X NO 


G. 


AMENDMENTS 
1. 

2. X 


REGARDING THE JUDICIAL PROCESS 
YES X NO 

YES NO ! 











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"CAMPS IN COMBO" 

Bart Shaw and Paul Ransford, Camp Directors of Camp Grier and Camp New 
Hope and Presbyterian Point, respectively, presented an informative and 
entertaining promotion of Salem Presbytery's camping program. 

EXEMPT STAFF SEARCH COMMITTEE 

Dexter Taylor, Moderator reported for the Committee . He introduced the 
committee to the presbytery. After explaining the work of the 
committee, Mr. Taylor placed in nomination for Executive Presbyter/ 
Stated Clerk the name of John McNeel Handley. 

The presbytery, by standing vote, unanimously adopted the following 
recommendations : 



ACTIONS: 

1. The Presbytery of Salem extended its call to John McNeel 
Handley to serve a three-year (renewable) term as the 
Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk of the presbytery. 

2. The following terms of call were presented to John Handley: 

Compensation and Benefits 

Salary $33, 000 

Housing Allowance 13,000 

Social Security 2,995 

Pension & Insurance (includes dental) 11,663 



Total of Compensation and Benefits S60, 658 

Business Expenses 

Continuing Education 1,000 
Provision and Maintenance of 

an Automobile 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 
Moving Expenses 

3. The presbytery approved its celebrating the installation of 
John McNeel Handley at its Stated Meeting on April 6, 1989. 

4. Salem Presbytery granted John McNeel Handley permission to 
move onto the field, beginning his call as Executive 
Presbyter immediately and as Stated Clerk upon the 
adjournment of the First Stated Meeting. 



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5. In recognition of the innumerable hours of work extended to 
Salem Presbytery by John McNeel Handley--and to keep the 
books clean--Salem Presbytery began its financial 
obligations to John McNeel Handley effective January 1, 
1989. 



John Handley addressed the presbytery briefly. 

Mr. Taylor presented a proposal for Associate Presbyters. 



ACTION: 

The presbytery authorized the employment of up to four Staff 
Associates, and charged the Executive Presbyter and Search 
Committee with the responsibility of identifying and assigning 
all elements of the Mission Design, exclusive of Outdoor 
Ministries, to the Executive Presbyter and Associates. 



OTHER BUSINESS 

A Special Meeting of Salem Presbytery was announced for Thursday, 
February 2, 1989, at 1:30 P.M. at Mt. Tabor Church in Cleveland. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 
Thomas Miller, Moderator 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution. 



ACTION: 

Resolution of Thanks 

Whereas Salem Presbytery in its historic first meeting held 
at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro has been the 
recipient of the gracious hospitality of its inspiring 
facilities and its helpful staff, officers, and members, and 

Inasmuch as we have been led in worship by the combined 
choirs of St. James and First Presbyterian of Greensboro under 
the direction of Julia Richmond and J. Patrick Murphy, the 
worship team and the preacher, Dr. Douglas W. Oldenburg, 
President of Columbia Theological Seminary, and 

Inasmuch as we have been the beneficiaries of both the 
antecedent presbyteries—Yadkin, Orange, and Concord--and of the 
outstanding preparatory assemblies — as well as being moved along 
graciously by our Moderators, Tyron Burkette and Dale Davidson, 



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and those members of the governing body who stimulated our minds 
through discussion, and 

Whereas we have chosen the Reverend John M. Handley to be 
our servant-leader, 

Be it therefore resolved that Salem Presbytery give thanks 
to God for this new beginning and call on all "fellow 
grasshoppers" here present and in the bounds of this great new 
Presbytery to step boldly into the future and take on all the 
giants who might try to dwarf us--conf ident that the God of 
Caleb and Joshua has gone before us and remains with us. 



Karen Pearson 
Rudy Boone 
Tom Miller 

Resolution Committee 



ADJOURNMENT 



Presbytery was adjourned at 4:05. 
prayer. 



Joseph Garrison led the closing 



Attested : 




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FINAL COMMUNICATIONS 



APPENDIX A 



January 7, 1989 

TO: Salem Presbytery 

FROM: Presbytery of Concord 

The following actions of the Presbytery of Concord taken at its December 
3, 1988, Special Meeting are communicated to your new Presbytery for its 
information and/or action. They are accompanied by our prayers to 
Almighty God for the faithful effectiveness of your new venture in 
commitment to the Lord of the Church I 



ACTIONS: 

Presbytery approved the paper entitled, "Recommendations For 
Transferring Assets Of The Presbytery Of Concord To The 
Presbytery Of Western North Carolina, Salem Presbytery, and The 
Presbytery of Charlotte", (see Attachment) together with its 
recommendations. 

Presbytery established the following priorities to guide in the 
distribution of the remaining personal property assets: (office 
equipment, furnishings, vehicles, computers, etc. ), if the way be 
clear. 

First, to the offices of Western North Carolina, Salem, and 
Charlotte Presbyteries. 

Second, to Camp Grier. 

Third, to the small churches within the present bounds of the 
Presbytery of Concord for their own use. 

Presbytery named the following persons to serve on an Advisory 
Assets Committee for the final disposition of the assets of the 
Presbytery of Concord: 

Robert Matthews, Chairman 
Hoyt McCachren 
Ward Breidenthal 
Martha Guy 



For Your Information 

RESOLUTION FOR THE NAMING OF THE LEGAL SUCCESSOR 
FOR THE PRESBYTERY OF CONCORD 

Whereas, the original Presbytery of Concord was formed out of Orange 
Presbytery in 1795; and 



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Whereas, Salem Presbytery will be formed from portions of Yadkin, 

Concord, and Orange Presbyteries, thus sharing similar historic 
roots; and 

Whereas, the major portion of the geography of the current Presbytery of 
Concord will be located within the bounds of the new Salem 
Presbytery ; 

Therefore, be it resolved, that for purposes of the orderly 

preservation of the records of the Presbytery of Concord 
that Salem Presbytery be named the successor of the 
Presbytery of Concord. 

The Personnel Committee recommended and the Presbytery adopted the 
following resolution and its transmission to the Presbyteries of 
Charlotte, Salem, and Western North Carolina. 



ACTION : a RESOLUTION 

Whereas, the Personnel Committee of the Presbytery of Concord in 
1986, desiring to assure the retention of our full professional 
staff throughout the crucial final days of this presbytery, as 
well as, desiring to insure income security for them during the 
interim between December 31, 1988, and their acceptance of new 
calls; and 

Whereas, this Committee proposed the plan of 1989 salary 
continuation for professional staff which was adopted state-wide 
to accomplish the above purposes and, at the same time, provide 
initial staff help for the new presbyteries in their beginning 
stages of operation; and 

Whereas, our professional staff have discharged their duties in 
an effective, responsible, and caring manner for which we commend 
them whole-heartedly; and 

Therefore, be it resolved, that as the Presbytery of Concord now 
completes its period of service, we dissolve our structures and 
staff and distribute the assets entrusted to our use to the 
emerging Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem, and Western North 
Carolina with prayer for God's blessing and guidance and in the 
hope that the remaining commitment to our staff will be honored 
by the new presbyteries in 1989. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery of Concord instructed the Stated Clerk to 
communicate to the Presbytery of Charlotte, Salem Presbytery, and 
the Presbytery of Western North Carolina its recommendation that 



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the professional staff and support staff be given a 
salary/housing allowance increase of 5% so long as they are 
employed in the work of the presbyteries emerging from the 
Presbytery of Concord. 



ACTION: 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to submit to the appropriate 
emerging new presbytery such lists of actions or information as 
are required, as well as those that may be useful, in his 
opinion, for the effective beginnings of those five Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) presbyteries in North Carolina. 



ACTION: 

The Administrative Commission for the Rumple Memorial Church was 
transferred to Salem Presbytery after the Moderator's appointment 
of Salem members to replace those either resigned or not members 
of Salem. 

Rumple Memorial Administrative Commission 

Ministers 

G. W. Alexander, Jr. , Chairman Pastor, Centre Church 

P. 0. Box 218 

Mount Mourne, NC 28123 

(o) 704/664-3160? (h) 704/664-3915 

Kermit Dancy Pastor, Mt. Jefferson 

C hurch 

P. 0. Box 782 

West Jefferson, NC 28694 

(o) 919/246-7481; (h) 919/246-3263 

Steve McCutchan Pastor, Highland Church 

200 Magnolia Street 

Winston-Salem, NC 27103 

(o) 919/724-6303; (h) 919/768-7155 

David Smith Pastor, Fairmont Church 

1500 Cotton Grove Road 

Lexington, NC 27292 

(o) 704/352-2210; (h) 704/352-7668 

Elders 

Howard Covington Mt. Jefferson Church 

Route 1, Box 95 

Laurel Springs, NC 28644-9604 
(h) 919/982-3872 

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Council Dudley Elkin Church 

320 Ivy Circle 
Elkin, NC 28621 
(h) 919/835-2931 

Rosemary Rector Forest Park Church 

135 Powell Street 
Troutman, NC 28166 
(h) 704/528-5527 

Sam Vickery North Wilkesboro Church 

Route 5, Box 289 

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 

(h) 919/696-2004 

The following action of the Presbytery of Concord established the 
Administrative Commission with the authority cited: 

ACTION: 

Presbytery authorized the Moderator to appoint an Administrative 
Commission (see G-9.0503.C. ) to inquire into and settle the 
difficulties that have arisen within the Rumple Memorial Church 
of Blowing Rock with the following powers of Presbytery (see 
B-11.0103): b. , c. , e. , g. , h. , n. , o. , r. , s. and x. 



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The following former Concord ministers were assigned to your Presbytery: 



ALONZA M. ALEXANDER (Micky) 

GEORGE W. ALEXANDER, JR. (Woody) 
THOMAS B. BAGNAL. JR. (Tom) 

JAMES H. BANBURY (Jim) 
JOHN W. BELL (John) 
JESSE W. BLEDSOE (Jesse) 
LINDA L. BLESSING (Linda) 
L. ADLAI BOYD (Adlai) 



JOHN CECIL BREARLEY (John) 
WILLIAM BROWN (Bill) 
MALCOLM M. BULLOCK (Malcolm) 
DAVID H. BURR (David) 
GEORGE S. CALHOUN (George) 
THOMAS H. CLYMER (Tom) 
FREDERICK A. H. CO ATE S (Fred) 
JOHN ALEXANDER COBLENTZ (Alex) 
L. B. COLQUITT. JR. (L. B.) 
BOBBY L. COMBS (Bob) 
WATT M. COOPER (Watt) 
HERBERT H. CULLER, JR. (H. H. ) 
KERMIT W. DANCY (Kermit) 
MAX E. DEAL (Max) 
C. WAYNE DIXON (Wayne) 
M. SUSAN DOBYNS (Susan) 

CARL W. DUMFORD 

L. TALMADGE EDGERTON (Talmadge) 
ROBERT C. EVANS, III (Rob) 
CARLTON A. G. EVERSLEY (Carlton) 
DUSTY K. FIEDLER (Dusty) 
ROBERT A. FIEDLER (Bob) 
ROSCOE B. FISHER (Roscoe) 
ROBERT L. FORBIS, JR. (Bob) 
JAMES T. FRAZIER (James) 
LARRY W. FREEMAN 

ROBERT 0. FREEMAN (Bob) 
HAROLD E. FULLER, JR. (Harold) 
CALVIN P. GENTRY (Calvin) 
SCOTT C. GIRARD (Scott) 



CAROLINE B. GOURLEY (Caroline) 



JAMES H. GRANT, JR. (Jim) 
JOHN M. HANDLEY (John) 

J. STIMSON HAWKINS (St imp) 

DAVID L. HENRY (David) 
JOHN ROBERT HILLEY (John) 
STEPHEN A. HUNDLEY (Steve) 

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COUNSELOR - CAVE HILL CEMETERY, 

LOUISVILLE 
PASTOR - CENTRE 

PRESIDENT, HUMAN RELATIONS - RENFRO 

MILLS, INC. 
ASSOC. PASTOR - HIGHLAND 
MINI STER- AT-LARGE 
PASTOR - PILOT MOUNTAIN, FIRST 
PASTOR - FLAT ROCK 
CHAIR, DEPT. OF CHILD AND FAMILY 

STUDIES - UNIV. OF SOUTH 

FLORIDA, TAMPA 
PASTOR - EL KIN 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - THYATIRA 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - FRANKLIN 

ASSOC. PASTOR - MOORESVULE, FIRST 

PASTOR - BACK CREEK 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

DISABILITY RETIREMENT 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

PASTOR - MOUNT JEFFERSON 

MINI S TER- AT-LARGE 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

COUNSELOR, SCHOOL OF PASTORAL CARE 

- BAPTIST HOSPITAL 
PASTOR - TAYL OR SV ILL E 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - NORTH WILKESBORO 
PASTOR - DELLABROOK 
CO-PASTOR - CL EMMONS 
CO-PASTOR - CLEMMONS 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - SPARTA 

COUNSELOR - CENTER FOR DRUG ABUSE 
AND TREATMENT. WINSTON- SALEM 

PASTOR - SALISBURY SECOND 

PASTOR - PARKWAY 

PASTOR - BETHANY/ CLIO /NEW SALEM 

FULL-TIME CHAPLAIN - IREDELL PRISON 
UNIT #4520 (ELMWOOD STATED 
SUPPLY) 

INTERIM ASSOC. GENERAL PRESBYTER 

FOR MINISTERS - BARIUM SPRINGS 
OFFICE 

PASTOR - LEXINGTON, FIRST 
INTERIM GENERAL PRESBYTER/ 

STATED CLERK 
ASSOC. PASTOR - WINSTON- SALEM, 

FIRST 

PASTOR - UNITY, WOODLEAF 
STUDENT 

PASTOR - PROSPECT 



GUY WILLIAM HUNT. JR. (Guy) 
JOHN S. JOHNSON (John) 
WILLIAM STACY JOHNSON (Stacy) 
WILLIAM S. JOHNSTON (Bill) 
HENRY J. KEATING (Hank) 

LEWIS C. KIMMEL, JR. (Lewis) 

HARDIN A. KING (Hardin) 

WALTER W. KING (Walt) 

WILLIAM R. KNOX (Bill) 

ROBERT R. KOPP (Bob) 

JULIAN LAKE (Julian) 

DAVID T. LEE- ANDREWS (David) 

ROBERT M. LEWIS (Bob) 

S. EDWIN LEWIS (Ed) 

DAVID A. LONG. Ill (David) 

LAURA C. LONG (Laura) 

WILLIAM F. LONG (William) 

Z. BRADFORD LONG (Brad) 

JONATHAN W. LOVELADY (Jonathan) 

JOHN W. LUKE (John) 

DUNCAN D. MACBRYDE (Duncan) 

J. ROGER MARROW (Roger) 



STEVE A. MARTIN (Steve) 
ROBERT M. MATTHEWS (Bob) 
JAMES M. MAUL DIN (Jim) 
STEPHEN P. Mc CUT CHAN (Steve) 
LACY V. McPHERSON (Lacy) 
JUDSON J. MILAM (Jud) 
JOHN L. MIL HOLLAND (John) 
E. THOMAS MILLER (Tom) 
DONALD MI MBS (Don) 
ALLEN E. MORRISON (Allen) 
WILLIAM H. MORRISON (Bill) 
KATHLEEN MURDOCK (Kathleen) 
CONNELL OSBORNE (Connell) 

ROBERT S. OSBORNE (Bob) 
DARRELL A. PARKER (Ted) 
JOSEPH K. PARKER. JR. (J. K. ) 
DAVID C. PARTINGTON (David) 
S. CURTIS PATTERSON (Curtis) 
JAMIE BIB EE PHARR (Jamie) 
STEVE MACON PHARR (Steve) 

JOSEPH L. PICKARD (Joe) 

GEORGE A. PLOGER (George) 
PHILLIP JUSTIN POGUE (Phillip) 

W. CLARK PORTER, III (Clark) 
WILLIAM C. RHODES. JR. (Bill) 
L EL AND A. RICHARDSON (Leland) 
PAUL N. RIDOLFI (Paul) 
GRANT M. SHARP (Grant) 
A. CARTER SHELLEY (Carter) 



PASTOR - BEULAH/WILKESBORO CHAPEL 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

STUDENT 

PASTOR - SOUTHMINSTER 
ASSOC. PASTOR - WINS TON- SAL EM. 
FIRST 

MILITARY CHAPLAIN - UNITED STATES 

NAVY 

HONORABLY RETIRED 
STUDENT - NORTH CAROLINA STATE U. 
PASTOR - LANSING 
PASTOR - WINSTON- SALEM. FIRST 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - CONCORD, STATE SV ILL E 
PASTOR - SALISBURY, FIRST 
PASTOR - MOORE SV ILL E, FIRST 
i. PASTOR - BOONE, FIRST 
MISSIONARY 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
MISSIONARY 

PASTOR - PINE HALL/ SANDY RIDGE 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

CHAPLAIN - VETERANS HOSPITAL, 

SALISBURY/PARISH ASSOC., 

SECOND PRES. CH. , SALISBURY 
ASSOCIATE FOR DEVELOPMENT. UTS 
PASTOR - FIELDSTONE 
MINI S TER- AT-L ARGE 
PASTOR - HIGHLAND 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - SAINT ANDREWS 
PASTOR - FIFTH CREEK/OLD PROVIDENCE 
PASTOR - FOREST PARK 
PASTOR - KERNERSVILLE, FIRST 
PASTOR - ASBURY 
PASTOR - SPENCER 
STAFF - JUBILEE HOUSE COMMUNITY 
MILITARY CHAPLAIN - MAJOR, UNITED 

STATES AIR FORCE 
ASSOCIATE PASTOR - SALISBURY. FIRST 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - SHALLOW FORD 
PASTOR - THOMASVILLE. FIRST 
PASTOR - CLEVELAND 
ATTORNEY - PETREE. STOCKTON. 

ROBINSON LAW FIRM 
ASSOC. EXECUTIVE FOR FINANCE AND 

TREASURER. SYNOD OF N. C. 
PASTOR - HARMONY/LOVE VALLEY 
PASTOR - GLENDALE SPRINGS/LAUREL 

FORK 

HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - THIRD CREEK 
PASTOR - MOCKSVILLE, FIRST 
PASTOR - MOUNT AIRY, FIRST 
PASTOR - STATE SV ILL E, FIRST 
PASTOR - YADKINVTLLE 



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LESTER E. SHEPPARD (Lester) 
STEPHEN A. SHIVE (Steve) 
BURWELL J. SHORE, III. (Burl) 
DAVID L. SMITH (David) 
WALTER R. SMITH (Walter) 

BILLY F. SOSEBEE (Bill) 
THOMPSON B. SOUTHALL (Tom) 
JAMIE D. STIMSON (Jamie) 
JOHN B. TALMAGE (John) 
J. DEXTER TAYLOR (Dexter) 
STANLEY. M. VOTH (Stan) 

ROCKWELL P. WARD (Rocky) 

JOHN M. WATKINS (John) 

JOHN A. WILKERSON. JR. (John) 
J. GORDON WILLIAMS (Gordon) 
ROBERT L. YODER (Bob) 
TROY A. YOUNG, JR. (Troy) 



HONORABLY RETIRED 
PASTOR - OAKLAND 

PASTOR - COVENANT, WINSTON- SALEM 
PASTOR - FAIRMONT 

INTERIM ASSOC. GEN. PRESBYTER FOR 

CH. ED., BARIUM SPRINGS OFFICE 

PASTOR - LEXINGTON, SECOND 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

HONORABLY RETIRED 

MINI STER- AT-LARGE 

PASTOR - TRINITY 

ASSOC. PASTOR - WINS TON- SAL EM, 
FIRST 

CAMPUS MINISTER - APPALACHIAN 
STATE UNIVERSITY 
CHAPLAIN SUPERVISOR PROGRAM - NC 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 
PASTOR - JOHN CALVIN 
MINI S TER- AT-LARGE 
PASTOR - BETHESDA 
DISABILITY RETIREMENT: 9-30-83 



The following former Concord candidates and inquirers were assigned to 
your Presbytery : 

Under Care 



Elizabeth Ayscue (2/87) 
Dorothy Collin Home (6/87) 
Robert Jeffords (10/86) 
Elizabeth McCrary (6/87) 
Karen Parsons (83) 
John Ragland (6/87) 
William Reisenweaver (6/87) 
Stephen Snipes (6/88) 
Sharon Stanley (6/86) 
Robert Watkins (2/87) 
Shannon White (6/87) 
Alan Wright (6/87) 



First, Winston- Salem 
First, Salisbury 
First, Winston- Salem 
First, Thomasville 
North Wilkesboro 
North Wilkesboro 
First, Winston- Salem 
North Wilkesboro 
Taylorsville 
Forest Park 
First, Winston- Sal em 
Shallowford 



Inquirers 



Stephen Hannah (6/87) 
Frank McNair (2/88) 



Second, Salisbury 
First, Winston- Salem 



Alan Paschal (2/88) 
Betty Sue Sherrod (6/88) 



First, Winston-Salem 
First, Winston-Salem 



Supervision 



Vivian Hare (6/84) 
David Lamberth (5/85) 



Concord, Statesville 
First, Statesville 



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APPENDIX B 

REPORT OF THE TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL 
Dale Davidson, Moderator 

The Transitional Council of proposed Salem Presbytery met on December 7, 1988. 

The Council wishes to thank the many members of Concord, Orange, and Yadkin 
Presbyteries who have envisioned the future of Salem and have worked to make 
it happen, decently and in order. Those who have served on committees, task 
forces, and other offices are named in Exhibit A following the Council report. 

The Book of Order (G-8.0202) states, "Whenever permitted by civil law, each 
presbytery, synod, and the General Assembly shall cause a corporation to be 
formed and maintained. The council of the governing body shall constitute the 
Board of Trustees of the corporation unjess the governing body shall determine 
an alternative method to constitute the Board of Trustees." Salem Presbytery 
has been incorporated in accordance with the statutes of the State of North 
Carolina and with the Book of Order. 

In response to inquiries about child care for Presbytery meetings and committee 
meetings and about reimbursement for lost wages for persons who participate on 
committees, the Transitional Council has named a task force to study the questions 
and to bring a report to the first meeting of the new Council. 

A clarification is in order: presently there is one racial-ethnic caucus, a Black 
Caucus; other caucuses may be formed later. There is a Racial-Ethnic Committee 
proposed as part of the program structure which is separate from the Black Caucus. 

The Rev. James Rissmiller will serve on the planning team for the 1990 Synod 
School . 

The first meeting of the Salem Presbytery Council, with an orientation by the 
Transitional Council, is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 , 1989, at First 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem. 

The Transitional Council has asked Dale Davidson to serve as Interim Executive 
from January 2-7, 1989, in the absence of permanent staff leadership. 

**************************** 

The Transitional Council recommends that Salem Presbytery affirm the following 
actions of Transitional Assemblies: 

1. That the name of Presbytery "B" be "Salem" (action of Second Assembly). 

2. That the offices of the Presbytery be at 2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
(First Citizens Bank Building), Clemmons, N.C. 27012 (action of Fourth 
Assembly ) . 

3. That the Nominating Committee (see Exhibit B) be elected (action of Fourth 
Assembly) . 

1. That the Transitional Exempt Staff Search Committee continue its work 
until the exempt staff positions are filled (action of First Assembly). 



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The Transitional Council further recommends 

1. That M. Gray Clark be appointed Acting Treasurer. 

2. That the Council of Presbytery read and approve the Minutes of Presbytery 
meetings . 

3. That the Presbytery accept all real property, equipment, trust funds, and 
liabilities that Concord, Orange, and Yadkin Presbyteries convey to it. 

4. That the following action of Orange Presbytery be transferred to Salem 
Presbytery: "...to elect an Administrative Commission for the Greensboro 
Korean Congregation to carry out the functions of the Session. The 
Commission is authorized to the calling"of an organizing pastor and to 
organize the congregation as a particular church of the PCUSA at its place 
of worship at such time the Commission is satisfied with the training of 
officers and election in accord with the Book of Order. Members of the 
Commission to be elected are Bill Atkins, Miriam Belle, Clyde Cook, Thelma 
Foster, Cynthia Higgins, Larry Sitton, and Rus Howard, Moderator." 

5. That the following action of Concord Presbytery be transferred to Salem 
Presbytery: "...establishing an Administrative Commission to work with 
Rumple Memorial Church in Blowing Rock. The Commission will have the 
following powers of Presbytery (see G-1 1.0103): B, C, E, C, H, N, 0, 
R, S, X. The Commission is composed of the following persons: Elders 
Howard Covington, Rosemary Rector, Sam Vickery; Ministers George Alexander, 
Kermit Dancy, David Smith, and Steven McCutchan. 

6. That at its Third Stated Meeting, Salem Presbytery celebrate the Bicentennial 
of the Presbyterian Church; and that contributions of Black Presbyterians 

to the Church's mission and strength be recognized. 



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EXHIBIT A 



Planning Team for First Assembly 



Dale Davidson 
Robert Evans 
James Henderson 
Cynthia Kirkman 



Dana Bamford 
Gray Clark 
Billie Matthews 
Joseph Meddling 



Robert Lewis 
Ivan Lowery 
LaDonna McCarther 
Joseph Meddling 

Budget/Finance Committee 

Jud Milam 
Donald Mimbs 
Sarah Nichols 
Richard Orr 



Catherine Reed 
Joe Spears 
D. J. Walker 
Scott Woodmansee 



Jewelene Parker 
Robert Rush 
Mac Smyth 



Paul Boone 
E. A. Hewlett 
Marge Monroe 



Exempt Staff Search Committee 

William Shouse 
Rollin Steele 
Dexter Taylor 



Jack Trawick 
Sheila Wright 
Rosa Yourse 



Mission Design /Organizational Plan Committee 



Virginia Booker 
Estelle Curley 
Barbara Dearman 
Joanne Hull 
Robert Kopp 
Becky Lee-Andrews 



Edwin Lewis 
Margaret Marks 
Cora Lee Massey 
Catherine Reed 
Lela Faye Rich 



Joe Spears 
Sam Vickery 
Norman Whitney 
John Wilkerson 
Ginny Williamson 



George Alexander 
Rudolph Boone 
Malcolm Bullock 
Lillie Cameron 
Russell Cowan 
James Dickens 
Robert Evans 
James Frazier 



Nominating Committee 

James Gilchrist 
Mildred Hart 
Helen Herndon 
Cynthia Higgins 
Rus Howard 
Ted Hruslinski 
Keith MacLean 
Margaret Marks 



James Miller 
Herb Reese 
Leland Richardson 
Jean Rodenbough 
Dorena Stevenson 
Cyndi Taylor 
Sue Walser 
Michael Woodard 
Rosa Yourse 



Office Location Committee 



Owen Cooke 
Whitfield East 



James Grant 
George Hunter 



Jane Miller 
Ella Mae Phelps 



Moir Ayers 
Mary Boyd Click 



Presbytery Name Committee 

John Gilbert 
Ivan Lowery 



LaDonna McCarther 
Carter Shelley 



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Committee on Representation 



Linda Blessing 
Bill Buie 
James Dickens 



James Lomax 
Martha Smith 
Evelyn Terry 



Thomas Vinson 
William Wrenn 
Aurelia Young 



Lawrence Avent 
Gladys Bailey 
Rudolph Boone 
John Chambers 
Barbara Clawson 
Dale Davidson 
Talmage Fish 
Neel Fleming 
Elijah Freeman 



Warren Brannon 
James Henderson 



Transitional Council 

Robert Gilchrist 
Jacquelyn Hall 
Don Hart 
James Henderson 
Catrelia Hunter 
Clara Jones 
Phyllis Korjt 
L. V. Lassiter 
Ivan Lowery 

Camps and Outdoor Ministries Task Force 

Joanne Hull 
George Hunter 



Robert Matthews 
Hoyt McCachren 
Herbert Nelson 
Grant Sharp 
Burwell Shore 
Elinor Swaim 
Scott Woodmansee 



Fred Poetzinger 
Bart Shaw 



Gladys Bailey 
Rudolph Boone 
Robert Gilchrist 



Child Care Task Force 

Clara Jones 
Ida McCaskill 



Don Mimbs 
Cyndi Tayloi 



Communications Task Force 



Gray Clark 

Dan Durway 

David Lee-Andrews 



LaDonna McCarther 
Sally McQueen 
Robert Poteet 



Cora Lee Massey 
Walter Smith 



Thomas Clymer 
Nell Dickerson 
Evelyn Edwards 
Carter Gillespie 



Education and Training Task Force 

E. A. Hewlett 
Ida McCaskill 
E. A. Peterson 



Ella Mae Phelps 
James Rissmiller 
Joe Spears 



Barbara Clawson 
Talmage Fish 



Interim Office Task Force 

Catrelia Hunter 
Hoyt McCachren 



Ella Mae Phelps 
Grant Sharp 



Edwin Brammer 
Linda Blessing 



Ministry Task Force 

Jud Milam 
Herbert Nelson 



Catherine Reed 
Charles Williams 



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Missions Task Force 



Clyde Cook 
Frank Dew 
Carlton Eversley 
Lilliesteen Harris 



Henry Keating 
Harriet Lipe 
Ivan Lowery 
Steven McCutchan 



Jean Rodenbough 
Frank Thomas 
Charles Watson 
Michael Woodard 



New and Small Church Task Force 



Gladys Bailey 
David Henry 



Martha Lou Anderson 
Rose Barford 



Marsha Hooks 
William Hylton 

Preparation for Ministry Task Force 

Elijah Freeman 
Ezra Gilliam 



Robert Oates 
E. L. Patterson 



Nancy Hannah 
Dexter Taylor 



Assembly Moderators 

Tyrone Burkette 
L. V. Lassiter 

Robert Scott 
Carter Shelley 



John Handley 
Joe Pickard 
Walter Smith 
Bart Shaw 



Catawba Unit Staff 
Joe Gaston 

Concord Presbytery Staff 

Caroline Gourley 
Edna Rimmer 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 



Esther Meiggs 
Tanna Brown 
Sandra Fowler 



Al Thomas 
Jim Watkins 
Paul Ransford 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 



Orange Presbytery Staff 

Chuck Noonan 
Bob Poteet 
Dot Bass 
Anne Higgs 



Marjorie O'Briant 
Debbie Pearson 
Betty Berghaus 



Yadkin Presbytery Staff 

G. Dwight Nelson 
Ella Mse Phelps 

Joint Hunger Enabler for Concord /Yadkin Presbyteries 

Catherine Reed 



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EXHIBIT B 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Salem Presbytery 



The Rev. George Alexander, Jr. 

The Rev. Malcolm Bullock 

Mr. Russell Cowan 

Mr. James Gilchrist 

Ms. Helen Herndon 

The Rev. Rus Howard, Moderator 

Mr. Keith MacLean 

The Rev. James Miller 

The Rev. Leland A. Richardson 

Ms. Dorena Stevenson 

Ms. Sue Walser 

Ms. Rosa Yourse 



Mr. Rudolph Boone, Sr. 
Ms. Lillie Cameron 
The Rev. James T. Frazier 
Ms. Mildred Hart 
The Rev. Cynthia Higgins 
Mr. Ted Hruslinski 
Ms. Margaret Marks 
Mr. Herb Reese 
The Rev. Jean Rodenbough 
Ms. Cyndi Taylor 
The Rev. Michael Woodard 



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APPENDIX C 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 



Corrections to 1989 Budget: (Draft 7) 



Change in the Primary Budget: 
Line #24 

From $190,000 to $274,783.20 

Line #30 

From $175,000 to $ 98,958.00 

Line #34 

From $ 35,608 to $ 30,630.80 
Between #35 & #36 - Insert: Administrative Commission $1,500.00 

Line #36 

From $441,888 to $447,152.00 

Line #91 

Delete & change Line #96 to $ 14,475.00 
Line #332 

From $ 98,000 to $101,536.00 

Line 337 



Add Hunger Budget (belov) 

This Hunger Budget is funded from special offerings outside the general 
budget. 

International Partnerships 



From 134,085 



to 



$137,621.00 



Ghanu 
Zaire 



$30, 000. 00 
$15,000.00 



Hunger Education 
Heals 



$ 150.00 
$ 200. 00 
$ 500.00 
$ 200. 00 
$ 200. 00 
$ 1,750.00 
$ 3,000.00 



Postage 

Printing 

Supplies 

Telephone 

Travel 



Total 



Presbytery Hunger Projects 
Domestic Projects 
Hunger Action Enabler 



$ 3,500.00 



$12,500.00 



Ethiopia Yesu/McKinny Projects 



$12,500.00 



TOTAL HUNGER BUDGET 



$76, 500. 00 



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1989 BUDGET - SALEM PRESBYTERY 



6 

7 ITEM 1989 

8 REQUEST 

g 

10 ADMINISTRATION COSTS, 

11 OFFICE, STAFF, COUNCIL 

12 AND OPERATIONS 

13*«««**«*«**«*««****«« *•«•«••*••**•««**••••«««•««*••••**••««««••« 

14 Executive Presbyter 

15 1 year 

16 2 Associate Presbyters 

17 6-8 months 

18 Secretarial Staff 

19 one 12 months 

20 two 6-8 months 

21 1 Administrative 

22 Assistant 
23 

24 Staff Costs $190,000.00 
25 

26 Administrative Costs 

27 Includes continued 

28 use of offices, 

29 maintenance, staff & 

30 operations expenses $175,000.00 
31 

32 Council & Committees $ 16,280.00 

33 Bicentennial Celebration 

34 Contingency $ 35,608.00 

35 Transitional Costs $ 25,000.00 

36 Sub Total $441,888.00 $441,888.00 
37 

38 

39 ** #*«##•**•«••«.#««««#«*#*#*«•#♦# « «•*••*•« 

40 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

41 DIVISION 

42*«««*««**«« ##«•#««♦## «*«•««•*«•*«•«•*•• ••••••••««••••*« 

43 Communications Committee 

44 News Page in Synod 

45 Paper $ 7,800.00 

46 Joint Mission Brochure $ 1,200.00 

47 Photo Supplies $ 240.00 

48 Sub Total $ 9,240.00 $ 9,240.00 
49 

50 
51 
52 
53 
54 



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55»< 

56 

57 

58«< 

59 

60 

61 

62 

63 

64 

65 

66 

67 

68 

69 

70 

71 

72 

73 

74 

75 

76 

77 

78 

79 

80 

81 

82 

83 

84 

85 

86 

87 

88 

89 

90 

91 

92 

93 

94 

95 

96 

97 

98 

99 

100 

101 

102 

103 

104 

105 

106 

107 

108 



CONGREGATIONAL LIFE 
DIVISION 



Resource Centers Com. 
Resource 

Acquisition $ 

Subscriptions $ 

Equipment $ 

Newsletter $ 

Catalogue $ 

Packing, etc. $ 

Postage, phone $ 
Sub Total 

Leadership Development 

Winter Training Event $ 
Fall Training Event $ 
Sub Total 

Youth 

Spring Youth Retreat $ 
Fall Youth Retreat $ 
Youth Leadership 
Scholarships $ 
Sub Total 

Professional 

Educators Group $ 
Nev Programming $ 
Presbytery Meetings $ 
Sub Total 

Adult Ministry Committee 

Young Adult/Singles $ 
Men of Church $ 
Presbyterian Counseling $ 



Handicapped Ministry 
Aging Ed. Ministry 
Caswell Co. Parish 
Aging Ministry 
Sub Total 

Nev Committees 
Educational Ministry 
Stewardship Education 
Worship & Music 
Children's Ministry 
Spiritual Formation 
Fellowship & Recreation 

Cong. Life Sub Total 



2, 000. 00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,000.00 

500. 00 

500. 00 

500. 00 

$ 7, 500. 00 



3, 500. 00 
3, 500. 00 

$ 7,000.00 



3, 500. 00 
3, 500. 00 

1,500.00 

$ 8, 500. 00 



1,000.00 
3, 500. 00 
500. 00 

$ 5, 000. 00 



2, 500. 00 
4,875.00 
8, 000. 00 
700.00 
3, 400. 00 

3, 000. 00 

$ 22,475.00 



$ 50,475.00 $ 50,475.00 



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109 
110 
111 
112 
113 
114 
115 
116 
117 
118 
119 
120 
121 
122 
123 
124 
125 
126 
127 
128 
129 
130 
131 
132 
133 
134 
135 
136 
137 
138 
139 
140 
141 
142 
143 
144 
145 
146 
147 
148 
149 
150 
151 
152 
153 
154 
155 
156 
157 
158 
159 
160 
161 
162 
163 
164 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 



Committee on Ministry 










Calls, Covenants & 










Vacancies 


$ 


4, 


950. 00 




Pastor/Parish 










Relations 


$ 


2, 


500. 00 




Visitation 


$ 


2. 


500. 00 




Committee Meetings 


$ 


5, 


500. 00 




Sub Total 






$ 15, 


450. 00 


Examinations Committee 


$ 


2, 


000. 00 


2, 000. 00 


Professional Development 










Church Professional 










Counseling 


$ 


8, 


000. 00 




Professional Dev. 


$ 


4, 


000. 00 




Sub Total 






$ 12, 


000. 00 


Preparation for Ministry 










Committee 










Candidate & Educational 










Service 


$ 


25, 


000.00 




Field Work 










for Candidates 


$ 


2, 


000. 00 




Committee Expenses 


$ 


2, 


200. 00 




Miscellaneous 


$ 




800. 00 




Sub Total 






$ 30, 


000. 00 


Com. on Min. Sub Total 






$ 59, 


450.00 $ 59,450.00 



CHURCH IN THE WORLD 
DIVISION 



Women's Ministry 

Committee 
Scholarships 
Retreat, Prof. Women 
Conf. on Women in 

Ministry 
COWC 

Retreat, Non-Church 

Professionals 
Candidates Tea 
Economic Justice Conf. 
Sub Total 

Criminal Justice & 
Prison Ministry Com. 

Prison Ministry 

Workshop 
Prison Ministry 
Survey & Evaluation 



$ 200. 00 

$ 700. 00 

$ 200. 00 

$ 550. 00 

$ 250. 00 

$ 100.00 

$ 100. 00 

$ 2,100.00 



$ 2,200.00 
$ 300. 00 



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165 Interpretation of 

166 Prison Needs to 

167 Local Churches $ 1, 000. 00 

168 Women's Chaplain 

169 Raleigh $ 10,000.00 

170 Sub Total $ 13,500.00 
171 

172 International 

173 Missions 

174 Mission Itineration $ 960.00 

175 Mission Advocates 

176 Networks $ 795.00 

177 Hsinchu 

178 Partnership $ 5,000.00 

179 Mission Conf. $ 2,000.00 

180 Refugee Advocacy $ 1,000.00 

181 Sub Total $ 9,755.00 
182 

183 Higher Education 

184 High Point College $ 600.00 

185 Winston-Salem State $ 900.00 

186 NC A & T $ 1,100.00 

187 Contingency $ 500.00 

188 ASU Student 

189 Programing & 

190 Maintenance $ 9,000.00 

191 UNCG $ 5,000.00 

192 Continguency $ 5,500.00 

193 Sub Total $ 22,600.00 
194 

195 Peacemaking 

196 Workshop $ 1,850.00 

197 Peace Enabler $ 1,350.00 

198 Presbyterian Newsletter $ 500.00 

199 Workshop on South 

200 Africa $ 1,850.00 

201 Peacemaking Conference 

202 at Montreat $ 708.00 

203 Sub Total $ 6,258.00 
204 

205 Social Justice Committee 
206 

207 Urban Ministries 

208 Alamance Local Min. $ 6,500.00 

209 Church of the Cross $ 20,000.00 

210 Samaritan Shelter $ 5,000.00 

211 Bethesda Day Shelter $ 5,000.00 

212 St. Pauls, High Point $ 1,000.00 

213 Sub Total $ 37,500.00 
214 

215 Self Development of 

216 People 

217 Summer Enrichment 

218 Calvary Church $ 1,000.00 

219 Reid Memorial $ 1,000.00 

220 Sub Total $ 2,000.00 



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221 








222 


Racial Ethnic 






223 


Concerns 


S 


550. 00 


224 


Sub Total 




$ 550. 00 


225 








226 


Ecumenical Concerns 


$ 


1, 000. 00 


227 


Sub Total 




$ 1,000.00 


228 








229 


Hunger 


$ 


7, 775. 00 


230 


Sub Total 




$ 7,775.00 


231 








232 


Resort Area Ministry 






233 


Social Ministry 


$ 


0.00 


234 


Administration 


$ 


0.00 


235 


Summer Staff 


$ 


0.00 


236 


Winter Ministry 


$ 


0.00 


237 


New -Dev. Team Summer 


$ 


0.00 


238 


Adm. Year Round 


$ 


0.00 


239 


Sub Total 




$ 3, 000. 00 


240 








241 


Sub Total Mission 




$106,038.00 $106,038.00 


242 








243 
















245 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT 






246 


DIVISION 














248 


Small Church Support 






249 


Committee 






250 


Allen Temple/Freedom 


$ 


9,240.00 


251 


Asbury 


$ 


5, 000. 00 


252 


Beulah 


$ 


3, 000. 00 


253 


Calvary 


$ 


10,680.00 


254 


Cleveland 


$ 


6,600.00 


255 


Clio 


$ 


2, 700. 00 


256 


Cooleemee 


$ 


1,200.00 


257 


Danbury 


$ 


2,500.00 


258 


Flat Rock 


$ 


6, 000. 00 


259 


Glendale Springs 


$ 


7,000.00 


260 








261 


♦Harmony 


$ 


1,500.00 


262 


Hills 


$ 


4,300.00 


263 


Immanuel 


$ 


7, 500. 00 


264 


Kernersville, First 


$ 


3, 250. 00 


265 


Lansing 


$ 


7, 500. 00 


266 


Laurel Fork 


$ 


3, 500. 00 


267 


•Love Valley 


$ 


3, 000. 00 


268 


Oakland 


$ 


4,000.00 


269 


Pine Hall 


$ 


8, 160.00 


270 


Reid Memorial 


$ 


8,400.00 


271 








272 


St. Pauls, High Point 


$ 


5, 520. 00 


273 


Sandy Ridge 


$ 


3,264.00 


274 


Wilkes Chapel 


$ 


2,400.00 


275 


Yadkin United 


$ 


4,060.00 



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276 


Yadkinville 


$ 


7, 000. 00 




277 


Freedom 


$ 


9, 240. 00 




278 


Calvary 


$ 


10, 680. 00 




279 


Reid Memorial 


$ 


8, 400. 00 




280 


St. Paul 


$ 


5, 520. 00 




281 


Yadkin United 


$ 


4, 060. 00 




282 










283 


Black Small & Rural 








284 


Church Dev. 


$ 


16, 000. 00 




285 


Contingency 


$ 


20, 000. 00 




286 


Sub Total 




$201, 


174. 00 


287 










288 


Retreat: Spring, Fall 


$ 


1, 500. 00 




289 


Small Church Newsletter 


$ 


1,000.00 




290 


Sub Total 




$ 2, 


500. 00 


291 










292 


Church Development 








293 


Committee 








294 


Fellowship 


$ 


20, 000. 00 




295 


Dogwood Acres/ 


$ 


5, 000. 00 




296 


Whispering Pines 








297 


Sub Total 




$ 25, 


000. 00 


298 










299 


Evangelism Committee 








300 


Consultant Services 


$ 


1, 750. 00 




301 


Area Meeting 


$ 


3, 000. 00 




302 


National Evang. Conf. 


$ 


2, 000. 00 




303 


Task Force 








304 


Communications 


$ 


2, 600. 00 




305 


Presbytery Evang. Conf. 


$ 


3,000.00 




306 


Sub Total 




$ 12, 


350. 00 


307 










308 


Church Dev. Sub Total 




$241. 


024. 00 


309 










310 




















312 


NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 


















314 


Committee Meetings 


$ 


2, 880. 00 




315 


Contacting 








316 


Nominees 


$ 


920. 00 




317 


Sub Total 




$ 3, 


800.00 $ 3,800.00 


318 










319 





















321 BLACK CAUCUS 

322«* ###♦«• ••*«•••••«* # # #*## 

323 Unit Expenses $ 4,000.00 

324 Sub Total $ 4,000.00 $ 4,000.00 



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325 
326 

327*«*****«*****«* ** 

328 OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 

329 DIVISION 















331 


Subsidy intended for 










332 


50% Camp New Hope & 


$ 98, 


000. 00 






333 


Presbyterian Point 










334 


Adm. Costs 


$ 3, 


145.00 






335 


33% Camp Grier 


$ 30, 


940. 00 






336 


Adm. Costs 


$ 2, 


000. 00 






337 


Sub Total 




$134,1 


Q85.00 $134, 


085. 00 


338 












339 












340 




































343 












344 


SALEM PRESBYTERY TOTAL 




50% 


$1,050, 


000. 00 


345 












346 


SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC $407, 


400.00 


19.4% 


$ 407, 


400.00 


347 












348 


GENERAL ASSEMBLY $642, 


600. 00 


30.6% 


$ 642, 


600. 00 


349 
























351 












352 


GRAND TOTAL 






$2, 100, 


000. 00 



353 



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INDEX 



Amendments to the Book of Order 

Committees, Standing 

Resolutions 5, 13 

Committees of Presbytery, Reports of: 

Budget and Finance Committee ..... 11 

Exempt Staff Search Committe 12 

Nominating Committee 7 

Nominating Committee 

Election of 4 

Organizational Plan Committee .... 7 

Transitional Council . 5 

Enrollment . ...... 1 

General Assembly Commissioners . 9 

Synod Commissioners 9 



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Minutes of 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 



SPECIAL MEETING 
MT. TABOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 2,1989 



i 



t. 



SPECIAL MEETING 

MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



MT. TABOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
CLEVELAND, NORTH CAROLINA 

February 2, 1989 



Pursuant to the request of the Nominating Committee, the Mission Task 
Force, and the Exempt Staff Search Committee, and at the call of of 
Moderator Dale Davidson, Salem Presbytery met in a Special Meeting at 
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, North Carolina, on February 
2, 1989. 

The meeting was called to order by Dale Davidson at 1:30 P.M. 
The moderator led in prayer and led in the singing of a hymn. 



READING THE CALL 

The Stated Clerk read the call for the meeting, and noted that in 
accordance with the Book of Order, the call was in order. The governing 
body approved the call. 

CALL FOR A SPECIAL MEETING 
OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

A Special Meeting of Salem Presbytery is called to convene on Thursday, 
February 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church of 
Cleveland, N. C. , to take action as appropriate on the following matters: 

- Council recommendation concerning dates and places of 

Salem Presbytery Stated Meetings in 1989 

- Report of Nominating Committee 

- Overtures from Highland Church concerning Educators 

- Request of Graham Church to sell manse 

- Report of Exempt Staff Search Committee concerning 
Associate Presbyters 



ACTION: 

Presbytery interpreted the materials sent in the packet to 
include, as a part of the purposes for this Special Meeting, 
action on the Mission Task Force Report, and two items 
concerning ministers. 



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ENROLLMENT 



The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A - F 

Wyatt Aiken, Frank Allen, Michael Askew, Jim Banbury, John W. Bell, 
Linda Blessing, John C. Brearley, Bob Button, William D. Carmines, 
George Carpenter, Gray Clark, J. Alex Coblentz, Clyde T. Cook, Max E. 
Deal, Robert Dean, James A. Dickens, Carl Dumford, Daniel L. Durway, 
James W. Eller, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Dusty K. Fielder, Roscoe B. 
Fisher, E. B. Freeman, Jr. , R. 0. Freeman, Harold Fuller, Tempe Fussell, 

G - M 

Calvin P. Gentry, Carter Gillespie, James H. Grant, W. C. Hayes, James 
Henderson, David Henry, E. A. Hewlett, Cynthia R. Higgins, Z. N. Holler, 
Rus Howard, Joanne Hull, Stephen A. Hundley, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., George 
Hunter, Bill Johnston, H. J. Keating, Bill Knox, Phyllis Kort, Donald E. 
Lannon, Bob Lee, D. T. Lee-Andrews, David A. Long, III, William F. Long, 
Ivan W. Lowery, Robert M. Matthews, Steve McCutchan, Charles T. McKee, 
Judson Milam, John Milholland, F. Thomas Miller, Don Mimbs, Allen 
Morrison, William H. Morrison. 

N - 2 

David Nash, George F. Neal, J. Herbert Nelson, David Partington, Karen 
Pearson, Jamie Pharr, A. B. Plexico, Catherine Reed, W. C. Rhodes, 
Leland A. Richardson, Paul S. Ryoo, Carter Shelley, Jerold D. Shetler, 
Steve Shive, Burwell J. Shore, David L. Smith, Bill Sosebee, Laura M. 
Spangler, J. L. Spears, Chip Steele, Patricia Stewart, Dexter Taylor, 
John G. Truitt, Jr. , W. D. Varker, W. Russell Ward, Jr. , Norman M. 
Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Jim Wilson, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., 
Mike Woodard, R. Scott Woodmansee, Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr. , Jonathan Barker, L. Adlai 
Boyd, Charles R. Carter, Carole J. Chase, Jay Click, Kermit W. Dancy, 
Frank A. Davison, Frank Dew, M. Susan Dobyns, John Eliason, Hugh S. 
Evans, McLean Faw, Robert A. Fiedler, Milton M. Forest, Gary Fravel, Sam 
Fudge, Philip R. Gehman, Lucius A. Gray, Bob Herron, John R. Hilley, W. 
Stacy Johnson, Walt King, S. Edwin Lewis, Jack R. Marrow, Steve A. 
Martin, James Mauldin, James M. McDaniel, Allen C. McSween, H. Reid 
Montgomery, Joe Mullin, Kathleen Murdock, S. Curtis Patterson, W. T. 
Perkins, George Ploger, Phillip J. Pogue, James M. Rissmiller, Jean 
Rodinbough, Danny M. Sharpe, Walter R. Smith, Rockwell Ward, John M. 
Watkins, John C. Whitley, John A. Wilkerson, Jr. , Ben F. Williams, J. 
Gordon Williams, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

G. Woody Alexander, Jr. , Larry Avent, Jesse Bledsoe, Ernest Bradford, Ed 
Brammer, Warren Brannon, Malcolm M. Bullock, Thomas H. Clymer, Frederick 



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A. H. Coates, Christopher East, Robert C. Evans, III, James T. Frazier, 
Robert Kopp, Robert M. Lewis, David A. Long, III, Jonathan Lovelady, 
Ivan Lowery, Steven P. McCutchan, James Miller, Robert S. Osborne, Paul 
N. Ridolfi, Stanley M. Voth, Harold Waldruff, Charles Williams, Scott 
Woodmansee, Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their 
representatives : 

A - F 

Alamance Bob Fogleman, A. G. Greeson, Jr. , Allen Temple Kartune Carr, 
James Miles, Asheboro, First Mike Sherrill, Dorothy S. Walker, Back 
Creek Graham Cowan, Bethany Hugh Boswell, Larry Wilson, Bethel James C. 
Tuttle, Bethesda Sue Cook, Beulah Myles Watkins, Buffalo Duncan McGint, 
Burlington, First Nancy W. Pritchett, May T. White, Calvary Marvin 
Nauman, Cameron Phyllis Chambers, Church of the Covenant John Barney, 
Corinna B. Johnson, John P. Scoville, Jr. , Cleveland John E. Gray, Clio 
Adrian Dobson, Cooleemee Grier C. Waller, Covenant Ralph L. Wohlfoad, 
Crestwood Clarice Hutchins, Cross Roads Eloise Cates, Aline Tate, 
Dellabrook R. L. Henry, Dogwood Acres Anne B. Neely, Edward Webb Gladys 
W. Bailey, Leone Cannon, Eden, First Coy L. Stack, Elkin Douglas 
Thompson, Fairmont Adam Dan, Fieldstone LaRue M. Burleigh, Flat Rock A. 
L. Alexander, Forest Park Johnny Hoover, Francisco Betty Wright, Freedom 
Julia S. Hill, Dorena Stevenson. 

G - M 

Grace Ella Mae Phelps, William E. Shouse, Graham James W. Lester, Allen 
D. Tate, Greensboro J. Mack Albright, Frank A. Campbell, Dale Davidson, 
Doris Preyer, Peter V. Vanstory, Richard Wharton, Guilford Park Ezra W. 
Brooks, Fred Waterhouse, Hawf ields David Smith, W. C. Stuart, Highland 
Betty Grigg, Lee Harrington, High Point, First Willa L. Connor, Willard 
Kimrey, John Lucas, Immanuel Dee Foy, Jamestown Robert L. Moore, John 
Calvin D. J. Whitfield, Lansing Mary lies, Lexington, First Nell S. 
Hood, Lloyd Edwin L. Patterson, Logan Clayton Tatum, Mebane T. D. Jones, 
Mocksville, First Wilson A. Sherrill, II, Mooresville, First Bill 
Harris, John T. McClure, Mt. Jefferson H. W. Hamilton, Jr., Mt. Tabor 
Roy L. Carruth, Lilliesteen M. Harris, Joseph N. Rankin, Mt. Vernon 
Lucille Phieter, Mt. Vernon Springs Lillie B. Cameron. 

N - Z 

New Creation Community Margaret Young, New Salem J. H. Norton, North 
Wilkesboro Marcella P. Church, Old Town Jim Winning, Parkway B. W. 
Strader, Pittsboro Charles W. Cameron, Marion Cameron, Prospect Glenn 
Gregory, Providence William H. Wooten, Jr. , Reid Memorial John H. Carr, 
Salisbury, First Ron Gobble, Linda Thurston, Salisbury, Second Bob 
Julian, Sedgef ield Marge Monroe, Shady Side Charles M. England, 
Shallowf ord Randolph E. Fear, Spencer Merrill Russell, Siler City Jack 
Brooks, Springwood Billy G. Sutton, St. Andrews Roy Westbrook, St. James 
Estelle Curley, Russ Yourse, St. Paul Ron Ervin, George Farrow, 
Starmount Tom Sinks, Statesville, First Mrs. Gaston Boyle, Frank A. 
Stewart, Tabor V. C. Troutman, Taylorsville Frank Matheson, Third Creek 



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Richard Current, Thyatira Frank W. Fuller, Jr., Trinity (Burlington) 

Franklin Lyerly, Unity Don Watson, Vandalia Tillie Ransdell, Wentworth 

Henry E. Sands, Westview Harry M. Clark, Whispering Pines Ramona Parks, 
Emmett L. Rich, Yadkin United Thomas 0. Vinson, Yanceyville Charles L. 
Sheridan. 

The following Churches were excused from having representation at this 
meeting of presbytery: 

Asbury; Bixby; Clemraons; Collinstown; Community in Christ; East 
Burlington; Fifth Creek; Glendale Springs; Glenwood; Greenwood; Harmony; 
Hills; Laural Fork; Love Valley; Memorial; Piedmont; Pleasant Grove; 
Randolph; Speedwell; Stoneville; Stony Creek; Trinity (Winston-Salem). 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse 
from this meeting of presbytery: 

Baird's Creek; Bethel; Bethesda (Statesville) ; Bethesda (Ruffin); Boone, 
First; Boonville, First; Brentwood; Centre; Church of the Cross; 
Concord; Danbury Community; Ebenezer; El Bethel; Elmwood; Faith; 
Fellowship; Forest Hills; Franklin; Griers; Gulf; Hope View; Joyce; 
Kernersville, First; Lexington, Second; Madison; Milton; Mocksville, 
Second; Mt. Airy, First; Mt. Vernon Springs; Oakland; Oakview; Peak 
Creek; Pilot Mountain, First; Pine Hall; Pine Ridge; Red House; 
Reidsville, First; Riverview; Rumple Memorial; Sandy Ridge; Shiloh 
(Statesville); Shiloh (Burlington); Smyrna; Southminster ; Sparta; St. 
Paul (High Point); Thomasville, First; Trinity United; Westminster; 
Winston-Salem, First; Yadkinville. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Evelyn Edwards, Betty Anne Ellington, Claire Holt, Rebekah Lee-Andrews, 
Ida K. McCaskill, Leslie McLeod, Nell Shull, Delores Spielman, Parks 0. 
Williams. 

The following Visitors were registered: 

Annie Miller Bates, Holly Brooks, Ada Settle Brown, Karen Bryan, Tinsie 
Carson, John C. Chambers, W. Earle Chapman, Bill Ducker, Virginia 
Edmiston, Mrs. Roscoe B. Fisher, Lucy Francis, Clarence Frost, Ezra C. 
Gilliam, Donald Hart, John Heaggans, Amy L. Holland, Sally McQueen, 
Maxine C. Morris, Jane Miller, Ruth M. Patterson, Kenneth E. Pollock, 
Elizabeth Scott, Otis B. Scott, Albert D. Shaw, Jr. , Robert L. Stephens, 
B. C. Stevenson, Rebecca Whitenack, Gladys Winston, W. Bryon Wolfe, 
Aurelia L. Young. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present. 



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APPROVAL OF THE DOCKET 



The Docket was approved as presented. 

WELCOME 

Joe Spears, Pastor of the Nt. Tabor Church, Cleveland, North Carolina, 
welcomed the presbytey and explained the arrangements for the meeting. 



INTRODUCTIONS 



Karen Bryan 
Bart Shaw 
Nell Schull 
Amy Hollar 
Elizabeth & 



Otis Scott 



Presbyterian Print Site Manager 

Camp Grier Director 

Chair, Recreation Task Force 

Elder, Forest Park Presbyterian Church 

Beulah Presbyterian Church 



Elders attending for the first time were introduced. 



COMMUNICATIONS 



From 

Session of Graham 
Presbyterian Church, 
Graham, N. C. 



Subject Resolution 

Request for approval to Granted 
sell manse (Appendix A, p. 49) 



Highland Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem 



Care Process Overture 
and 

Theological Institutions 
Certification Overture 



To be considered 
at time of 
Standing 
Committee 
Report 



COORDINATING COUNCIL REPORT 
Herbert Nelson, Chairman 

Herbert Nelson reported on the first meeting of the Council. He 
announced a contest for the design of a Salem Presbytery logo. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the following dates and places of meetings 
of Salem Presbytery in 1989. 

April 6, 1989 First Presbyterian Church 

Statesville, N. C. 
June 23-24, 1989 Lees-McRae College 

Banner Elk, N. C. 



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October 24, 1989 First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the following nominations. 

Outdoor Ministries Division 

Moderator: Warren Brannon 

Church Development Division 
Moderator: Donald Hart 

Leadership Development Committee 
Moderator: Jonathan LeCrone 

Singles Ministry Committee 
Moderator: Stanley Voth 

International Missions Committee 
Moderator: Alexander Coblentz 

Women's Ministry Committee 
Moderator: Marge Monroe 

Presbytery Council 

Class of '89: Norman Whitney 

Committee on Ministry 

Class of '89: Joe Spears 
Class of '90: Mitchell Causey 
John Barney 

Preparation for the Ministry Committee 
Class of '91: Holly Hileraan 

Budget and Finance Committee 
Class of '89: Sarah Boone 
David Battle 

Personnel Committee 

Class of '89: Dexter Taylor 
Class of '90: Carl Dumford 
Class of '91: Eleanor Bradshav 

Peacemaking Committee 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Rus Howard, Chairman 



Roy Valencourt 



Class of '89 



Class of '90 
Frank Dew - Mod. 



Class of '91 

Virginia Alston 



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Betty Mullin 
Lilliestein Harris 



Clayton Tatura 
Chris East 



Hunger Committee 
Class of '89 

John Bell 
Charles Cameron 
Sarah Woodard 



Class of '90 
George Carpenter-Hod. 
Helen Branford 
Lib McPherson 
Clarence Jolly 



Class of '91 
Hank Keating 
Daisy Keaton 
Barbara Clavson 
Clyde Cook 



Evangelism Committee 
Class of '89 



Weldon Fields 



Class of '90 
Karen Pearson 
Mike Culler 
McLean Fav 



Class of '91 
Linda Thursten 
Frank Thomas 
David Nash-Mod. 



Commissioner to Synod 

Elder Alternate Number 3 of Group 1: Mildred Hart 



MISSION TASK FORCE 
Mike Woodard, Chairman 

Mike Woodard presented a proposal concerning the Avaladora Agency, 
Alfalit Para, Guatemale. (Appendix B, pp. 50-68. ) 

It is the understanding of presbytery that only funds available from 
unused Concord and Yadkin joint Two Cents A Meal offerings would be used 
for this project up to the proposed $10,017.22 amount. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery granted $10,017.22 to the Avaladora Agency, Alfalit 
Para, Guatemale, to be divided as follows: 

$5,629.32 from the overseas money to be used for the leasing 
of land 

$4,387.90 from the technical assistance account to be used for 
technical training, educational material, technical 
support of the organizer's salary, legal expenses, 
expenses for administration and audit. 



MATTERS CONCERNING MINISTERS 
The Stated Clerk presented the matters. 



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ACTION: 

1. The Committee on Ministry was granted the authority to find 

in order calls issued by churches, to approve and present 
calls for services of ministers, to approve the examination 

of ministers transferring from other presbyteries required 
by G-11.0402, to dissolve the pastoral relationship in cases 
where the congregation and pastor concur, and to dismiss 

ministers to other presbyteries, with the provisions that 
all such actions be reported to the next Stated Meeting of 
the Presbytery (G-9.0403, G-14.0507). 

2. A Special Disciplinary Committee of five persons was 
designated to inquire into the concerns voiced and the 
moderator was given authority to appoint the Committee and 
report their names to the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery 
(April 6, 1989). 



EXEMPT STAFF SEARCH COMMITTEE 
Dexter Taylor, Chairman 

Dexter Taylor presented the report of the committee, together with a 
paper entitled "Staffing Pattern Rationale". (Appendix C, pp. 69-75. ) 

Discussions between the moderator of the Council, the Budget and Finance 
Committee and Exempt Staff Search Committee concluded with the 
recommendation that Salem Presbytery proceed to call three Associate 
Presbyters in 1989 and a fourth Associate Presbyter at an undetermined 
point in the future. 

At this time, we wish to proceed to the employment of the Associate for 
Finance and Business Affairs/Treasurer, the Associate for Care and 
Development of Church Leadership, and the Associate for Congregational 
Life. Responsibilities for staff resourcing to the committees of the 
Church in the World Division will be shared by all members of the 
Program Staff under the direction of the Executive Presbyter. 

As a part of the budget process for 1990, the Personnel Committee in 
close consultation with the Council, the Budget and Finance and 
Evaluation and Goals Committees, will assess the need and feasibility of 
employing the fourth Associate Presbyter. The Exempt Staff Search 
Committee believes strongly that this position should be filled as soon 
as possible. 

Staff Cost Comparisons are presented for your information. They 

indicate similar levels of staffing costs by the two larger antecedent 
presbyteries compared to the range of our proposal. They include both a 
minimum and a maximum range of total costs as the Exempt Staff Search 
Committee negotiates with prospective candidates. 



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ACTION: 

1. The Exempt Staff Search Committee proceeded to seek nominees 
for the positions of Associate Presbyter for Finance and 
Business Affairs/Treasurer, Care and Development of Church 
Leadership, and Congregational Life to be presented to the 
Presbytery as quickly as possible. 

Amendment : 

Applicants for the exempt staff positions of Salem 
Presbytery were to be either ordained officers of the 
Presbyterian Church (USA) or others schooled in our heritage 
(e.g. certified Church Educators) who have been elected to 
and prepared for church office under the authority of a 
governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

2. The Position Descriptions for the Associate Presbyters for 
Finance and Business Affairs/Treasurer, Care and Development 
of Church Leadership, Congregational Life and Witness and 
Mission were approved. 

3. Search for a person to fill the position of Associate 
Presbyter for Witness and Mission was delayed for further 
consideration by the Personnel Committee as a part of the 
1990 budget process. 

4. The Executive Presbyter was instructed to give special 
attention to the needs of the Church in the World Division 
in 1989 using available Interim Staff, the permanent Program 
Staff as they become available, and volunteers to resource 
this vital area. 

5. Members of Presbytery were requested to suggest names of 
prospective candidates to the Search Committee. 

6. The Presbytery joined in prayer with the Exempt Staff Search 
Committee seeking God's guidance for their search. 

7. Persons applying for these positions were to be given the 
option of receiving what they consider in conscience a more 
just wage in terms of world resources; and all advertising 
for these positions note that option. 



STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 



OVERTURES COMMITTEE 

The Overtures from the Session of the Highland Presbyterian Church was 
considered. 

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"CARE PROCESS OVERTURE" 



Whereas : 

In earlier times those persons responding to God's call to he 
employed and serve as Church Educators were taken under the care of 
their Presbytery, 

Whereas : 

Certified Church Educators now have the right to and privilege 
of the floor of Presbytery, 

Whereas : 

The Book of Order in G-14. 0702 states "The General Assembly 
shall provide an accrediting process which evaluates the educators' 
academic preparation...". 

Whereas : 

The Presbyterian Church has always valued care and support for 
those studying and preparing for ministry, 

Whereas : 

Educational leadership is viewed as ministry (Book of Order 
G-14. 0701), 

Whereas : 

There are no provisions for the care, supervision, and support 
during the preparation of those called into Educational Ministry who 
are not seeking ordination to the Office of Minister of the Word and 
Sacrament, 

Whereas : 

The Salem Presbytery overtures the 201st General Assembly 
meeting in Philadelphia to direct the Church Vocation Ministry Unit 
in consultation with the Education and Congregational Nurture 
Ministry Unit to give high priority to the development of a process 
to provide for the full preparation including the care, supervision, 
and support of persons not seeking ordination to the Office of 
Minister of the Word and Sacrament but called to serve the Church 
through Educational Ministry reporting such to the 202nd General 
Assembly for its adoption. 

"THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS CERTIFICATION OVERTURE" 
Whereas: 

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has validated Education 
Ministry through the establishment of a certification process (Book 
of Order G-14. 0700), 

Whereas : 

It is now possible to graduate from the theological 
institutions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) without having 
fulfilled the academic requirements for certification, 



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Whereas: 

Some pastors and educators will seek certification, accepting 
the church's recognition of their gifts, preparation and effective 
service in educational ministry, 

Whereas : 

It is often difficult for students to effectively plan for 
certification when the courses for meeting the requirements to be 
certified are not clearly identified, 

Therefore: 

The Salem Presbytery overtures the 201st General Assembly 
meeting in Philadelphia to direct the Committee on Theological 
Education to address the need for coordination related to the 
certification of pastors and educators within the theological 
education system of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 
The report of the Resolutions Committee was presented by Phyllis Kort. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery adopted the following resolution of appreciation. 
Whereas : 

On short notice, the Mt. Tabor Presybterian Church so 
willingly agreed to host this called meeting of Salem 
Presbytery, and 

Whereas : 

The staff and membership of the Mt. Tabor Church provided 
so adequately for our comforts and needs, and 

Whereas : 

The Council chose for us such a lovely day on which to make 
this trip, on this 2nd day of February, 1989, 

Therefore : 

The Resolutions Committee for Salem Presbytery respectfully 
submits to the court this resolution of appreciation and joyful 
thanks for its adoption I 



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ADJOURNMENT 



Presbytery was adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 
prayer. 



Joe Spears led the closing 



attested : 





JomuM. Handley 
Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



drabam flresbtitman (ftburcfy 



P. O. BOX 728 



(Braljant, ^ortlj (£arolhm 27253 



TELEPHONE 226-4747 



January 18, 1989 



Salem Presbytery 

Dr. John M. Handley, Stated Clerk 
P. 0. Box 129 

Barium Springs, North Carolina 28010 
Dear Dr. Handley: 

On Sunday, January 15, 1989, the congregation of Graham 
Presbyterian Church, Graham, North Carolina met at a called 
meeting to consider a recommendation by the Session that the 
church sell its manse, and that the proceeds of the sale be 
held in trust by the Session in a special fund known as The 
Manse Fund . The interest from the fund would be applied toward 
a housing allowance for the senior pastor of the church. 

The congregation voted to sell the manse. 

In accordance with the Book of Order (G-8.0501), we request 
permission of Salem Presbytery to sell a parcel of real property 
known as the Graham Presbyterian Church manse located at 301 Jones 
Street, Graham, North Carolina 27253. Upon receipt of written 
permission of Presbytery, the Session will direct the sale of the 
manse and establish The Manse Trust Fund. 

For the Session, 




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APPENDIX B 

PROPOSAL OF THE MISSION TASK FORCE 



Avaladora Agency, Alfalit Para, Guatemale; Leasing of land for the 
cultivation of corn be granted $10,017.22 to be divided as follows: 

$5,629.32 from the overseas money to be used for the leasing of 
land 

$A,387.90 from the technical assistance account to be used for 
technical training, educational material, technical 
support of the organizer's salary, legal expenses, 
expenses for administration and audit. 

The purpose of this project is to provide rural farm workers technical, 
ecomonic and organizational support. The farm workers of this community 
do not have their own land to cultivate but must pay an annual rent. 
Through this project a loan will be made which they themselves will have 
to manage through their local organization. (Director of Project: Jorge 
Colindres Monzon, Abenivad Simeon Canas 7-13 Zona 2, Guatemale City, 
Guatemale; the translated statement on the expertise of the proposal 
itself was "the Spanish original is as professional and elegant a piece 
of writing as I have seem in my reading of many Central American letters 
and reports") 

Presbyterian Hunger Program has funded Alfalit in the past although they 
have no knowledge of this particular project; they are willing to send 
the check to the Avaladora Agency, Alfalit Para, Guatemale. 



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GLOBAL MISSION 



PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA 



11/4/88 



To: 



Mike Woodard 
Dave Young ] 



Fr: 




Re: ALFALIT - Guatemala proposal 

Thank you for sending me a copy of the Proyecto Arrendamiento de 
Tierra para el Cultivo de Maiz. I am sorry that 1 do not have any first 
hand knowledge of this project nor of Alfalit in Guatemala. However, 
Alfalit does enjoy a high reputation in its work. As I read the proposal 
it seems not only sound but also necessary. Yet there is the fact that 
land reform or land use is a very controversial issue in Guatemala. Thus 
one has to ask whether or not the project will be allowed to unfold as 
it is planned. My guess is that the scale is small enough that there would 
not be a problem. But that is only a guess. Plus I do not know the 
political stance or activity of the Guatemalans who are involved in the 
project. 

As an additional checking you might want to consider calling 
Bob and Becky Dodson. They are PCL'SA missionaries who work near the 
city of Retalhuleu. It is possible that they would know of the 
project. They can be reached as follows in the U.S. where they are 
on home assignment through January, 1989. 10/29-11/14: 813-821-0666. 
11/14-12/10: 818-793-6878. 

Sorry I cannot be of more specific help at this time. 



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September 16, 1988 



Mr. Mike Woodard - Hunger Committee of the Presbyterian Church 



Dear Sirs: 

May the Lord of life be with you and bless you in the work you are accomplishing 

A few days ago we received a call from your office where you informed us 
of your intention to support us in an agricultural project and that you would have 
a meeting the 28th of the current month, for which we are sending this presentation. 

In this regard and in the name of the farmers and their families, many thanks 
for the support and hope you offer them in their project, which is life for them 
because corn is our basic food. 

Knowing that brothers from other places remember and are in solidarity with 
them gives them hope and commits them to work in their community with more love. 
This gives them life and motivates them to continue giving a testimony of unity and 
love to the community as Christ has done for us. To provide adequate control of 
the funds, they will be channeled through our organization and distributed 
specifically for what the project specifies. 

Many thanks to the Hunger Committee of the Presbyterian Church and we hope 
for a very good reply. 

Yours truly 



TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: 

Although my understanding of Spanish is sufficient that I have understood this 
document thoroughly, my skill as a translator is not adequately technical to 
produce a document as polished and literate as the original. The Comrr.ittee 
should attri bute any awkwardness or lack of cohesive style to me. The Spanish 
original is as prof essional and elegant a piece of writing as I have seen in 
my reading of many Central American letters and reports. 

Katherine i'loerke 



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PROJECT 

LEASING OF LAND FOR THE CULTIVATION 
OF CORN 

AVALADORA AGENCY 
ALFALIT PARA GUATEMALA 

Guatemala, September 16, 1988 

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INDEX 



SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT 
GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT 

- Name 
Introduction 

Organization responsible for the execution 

- The Avaladora Agency 

- Location of the project 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT 

- Analysis (appendix) 

- Introduction 
Justification 

- General Objectives 

- Specific Objectives 
Goals 

- Methodology 
Resources 
Economic Analysis 
Budget 

Evaluation System 

APPENDIX 

Activity Plan 

Budget 

Map 



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SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT: 



The central idea of the project is to provide rural farmworkers technical, 
economic and organizational support. The farmworkers of this community do not 
have their own land to cultivate but must pay an annual rent; therefore, through 
this project a loan will be made which they themselves will have to manage 
through their local organization, so that year after year they will not have 
the worry of not having funds for their rent. In this way they will secure for 
their family the basic [food staple], which is corn. The funds will be managed 
on a revolving plan through a legal contract which will be signed by them and 
the local board of directors. This project assists them to improve their econo- 
mic status because they will have their own sustenance assured and also can 
sell part of their harvest which will secure funds for the family. Technical 
assistance which will be offered to them will assure that the harvest will be 
better. This training will bring along the opportunity to learn more about 
agricultural realities. The community will be impacted because they will see 
that if they are organized and receive technical training their agriculture can 
produce better corn for their sustenance as well as for the marketplace. 

The organized labor and the contracts assure that this community will not 
lose its financing and will avoid the problem of not being able to sow for lack 
of funds. This will also gradually help them to become aware of [the benefits 
of] mutual support. 



GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT 

NAME OF THE PROJECT: 

Leasing of Land for the Cultivation of Corn 

INTRODUCTION : 

The project seeks to support the neediest, as they are the ones who have 
the fewest possibilities for living. This project will take place in a distinctly 
agricultural community, in which their survival is through cultivation of corn. 
It is undertaken with the objective of helping families to have their corn assured, 
corn being one of the basic foods of the Guatemalans. And it is a zone which 
receives little attention from either governmental organizations or those of 
private enterprise. 



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ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXECUTION 



COMMUNITY DIRECTORS 

Domir.go Vollanueva 

Baldomero Gomez 

Rutilio Lorenzo Marroquin 

Amalia Lopez 

Maria Carrillo 

Ana de Marroquin 

Marta Gutierrez 

David Castaneda 

They have been working for three years; as directors elected by the community 
they have experience in agriculture and in working together with the community. 

THE AVALADORA AGENCY 

Alfalit para Guatemala 

Director: Jorge Colindres Monzon 

Address: Avenidad Simeon Canas 7-13 zona 2 

Telephone: 538532 

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America 
LOCATION OF THE PROJECT 

See the attached analysis. 

Access to the land of Santa Fe is via a graded dirt highway, somewhat 
difficult in winter [the rainy season]. Its climate is hot. The land is used 
principally for the cultivation of corn, rice, and ajonjoli. A typical dwelling 
is of straw, with a few of wood or zinc sheeting, with earth floors. Many do 
not have latrines. The water they drink is from a not very good well. 



DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT 
ANALYSIS 

Attached; Compiled by persons from the community and workers with the 
Ministry of Health and Agriculture 

INTRODUCTION 

Santa Fe is a completely rural community whose families, with very scarce 
economic resources, support themselves with a traditional agriculture because 
the land that they use lor cultivation does not belong to then; therefore their 
production is for survival. The situation is further complicated by the sale 
of their products to in termediaries who pay very low prices in comparison with 
prices in other market.s. 5^ 



This situation, dominated by poverty, shapes the destiny of the families, 
to live in thatched shelters of leaves, in which rainy seasons affect the 
health, primarily of children. (There are few families who have wood or 
concrete block houses.) Most of the houses have only one room, if it can be 
called such, which serves as both kitchen and dining room. 

All of this is linked with a lack of education, agricultural production, 
and constant illnesses. With this project we hope to impact 76 farmworkers 
together with their families, for a total of 456 persons. 



JUSTIFICATION 

- The majority of the land of Guatemala which can be used for food production 
(and the best such land) is in the hands of a few families (512). 

- We are 8 million Guatemalans, and therefore small, privately owned farms 
are not available. 

The small-scale farmworkers do not have the ability to gether money for the 
leasing of a small parcel of land. 

The state banks charge interest when the workers are able to obtain a loan 
(16% annually). 

- They do not cultivate with the technology that could improve theij productj 

- Many of the rural farmworkers are not organized. 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES 

To assure basic nutrition through the leasing of land and to raise their 
level of training to improve the production of corn. 



SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 

To make economic resources available to 76 farmworkers on a revolving plan. 

To train the farmworkers to understand the agricultural realities in our 
country . 

To provide technology through theory and practice taking advantage cf 
natural resources and to diminish dependency on expensive purchases. 

To achieve survival of these families through the security of having corn, 
the basic element of nutrition. 



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GOALS 

- Of the 150 farmworkers who live in Santa Fe and do not have adequate 
resources for corn cultivation, 76 will be involved. 

Starting in 1989, the 76 farmworkers will learn to solve their problems 
collectively. 

In 1989 they will be able to raise their theoretical and practical know- 
ledge through training. 

RESOURCES 
Human : 

the farmworkers, the director of Alfalit, the Alfalit organizer located 
in the community itself. 

Physical : 

a meetingplace contributed by the community, farming tools, other community 
contributions 

Technical accessories : 

Agricultural extension agency, DIGESA, (governmental) located at the site, 
technology contributed for the project to assure good production from 
Agronomo . 

From the funds requested: agricultural' technology and the community organizer 
will be covered. 

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS 

The project will generate employment for 76 farmworkers. 

- Strengthening the organization of the farmworkers and their families. 

- Improving their income through a good harvest. 

- Assurance of a basic food. 

- Other activities will be generated, such as meetings for dialog about the 
project . 

Keeping the farmworkers in their own community, which avoids emigration to 
the city or other locations. 



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DETAILED BUDGET 
(Attached) 

EVALUATION SYSTEM 

The method we are using in Alfalit is the participatory method; therefore 
the evaluations will always be participative to help in the process of empower- 
ment. This will take place every three months for continual correction. 



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BUDGET 



Leasing of land: 

76 parcels of land at 

$74.07, one manzana for 

each farmworker $.5,629.32 



Expenses for technical training 
12 workshops at $91.11 each 

Educational material 

Supervision and evaulation expenses 

Expenses for technical support 
organizer's salary $92.59x12 mo. 

Legal expenses 

Expenses for administration 
and audit 



$.1,093.32 
222.22 
129.62 

$.1,111.08 

33] .66 1^442.74 $.2,887.90 



$. 1 ,500. UP 
$10,017.22 



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ACTIVITY PLAN 1988-1989 



Activities 


Sep 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


June 


Jl 


Aug 


Sep 


Oct 


Nov 


Organization of project 


< 






























Meeting to prepare plans 
Meeting to prepare plans 
and loans and sowing 




X 


X 


























Project evaluations 








X 
























Meeting with the local 
community committee 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Contracts with the 
farmworkers 














X 


















Theoretical and practical 
training sessions 














X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


f 


Leasing of land 














X 


















Preparation of land 


















X 














Major purchases as a 
collective 




















X 












Sowing of corn 




















X 












Evaluations 
















> 






X 




X 






Visits 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


> 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 



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ANALYSIS OF THE COMMUNITY OF THE LOCATION AT 



SANTA FE, CABALLO BLANCO, RETALHULEU 



PERSONS COLLABORATING IN THE ANALYSIS OF THE LOCATION 



Hecto Hernandez Alezano 
Douglas Gonzales Cruz 
Fredy Diaz Alezano 
Jose Luis Alvarado M. 
Leonarda Ortega Hernandez 
Rutilio Lorenzo Marroquin 
Ricardo Marroquin Ramirez 
Lilian de Archila 
Ruben Tzul Marroquin 
Doctor (E.P.S.) 



Community Member 
Community Member 
Community Member 
Community Member 
Rural Health Organizer 
Rural Health Organizer 
Alfalit para Guatemala 
Nursing Assistant 
Circuit Justice 
Health Center 



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INTRODUCTION 



The analysis of the situation of the community at the Santa Fe location 
is the first step when the intent is a policy directed toward resolving the 
diverse problems which, in one form or another, affect the socio-productive 
equilibrium of a given population. Just as when making a diagnosis of an 
individual patient, to compile one for a community it is necessary to inves- 
tigate all those aspects which could affect its productive status. 

Certain aspects of a community contribute to [its productive status]: 
the characteristics of the population, its history, its geographic situation 
its signs of health, its health services, its education and, in an important 
way, its socio-economic-productive situation. 

All these aspects, specified according to their primary characteristics 
allow us to establish the productive or economic situation of the subject 
population, allowing us thus to plan the necessary activities that can 
be completed to improve the original situation. 

This is exactly what is intended with the compilation of the current 
analysis . 



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DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA OF WORK 



HISTORY : 

For the origin of the community we go back to the year 1960 when, during 
the administration of General Idigoras Fuentes, the land which in earlier 
times had belonged to foreigners and later were administered by INTA were 
given over to campesino families that desired to work them. In this regard 
what is now the location into 59 parcels and about 7 areas, giving them as *was 
family possessions at a price which was about 550 quetzales, to be paid over div 
20 years. Later 2 of the parcels were subdivided into lots which in general 
measure 35 x 56.25 metx [meters?],' and which currently contain a little more 
than the population of the location. In addition in this area were defined 
sites for the cemetary, market, educational establishments, recreational area, 
health center and the public administration. 

POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION : 

The political administration is the responsibility of an auxiliary mayor 
who is designated for a period of a year from among the residents of the 
location. This mayorality is subordinate to the municipality of Retalhuleu 
up to this time. In addition the auxiliary mayor fulfills the functions of 
police, justice of the peace, and mail. The community also has a military 
commissioner and an organization of patrols for civil self-defence. 

CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS : 

LANGUAGE: Spanish is used by all the residents of the location to make them- 
selves understood. 

RELIGION: Of the 316 families that compose the location, 65% claim to be 
Catholic, 20% say they are evangelicals, and 15% do not profess any religion. 



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CELEBRATIONS: In November, specifically on the 10th, the anniversary of the 
location is celebrated, at which time there are religious celebrations 
(especially Catholic) and social and sporting activities. 

CUSTOMS: As with the majority of our rural population, here there are some 
conditions of illness which are attributed to unknown forces, for example: 
the Eye, the Pujo [violent desire], the depressions of the skull [?]. For 
cures they make use of witchdoctors [fern.] who specifically dedicated them- 
selves to treat these problems. 

GEOGRAPHY AND TOPOGRAPHY : 

Location: 22.2 kilometers to the south of the city of Retalhuleu; it is 
at an altitude of 230 meters above sea level, latitude 14 o 32'10" and longitude 
90°40'40". 

Surface area: 28 caballerias and 29 manzanas (960,835 square yards) 

Boundaries: To the north along the location Caballo Blanco; to the south 
along the estates Los Tilos, La Tortuga and El Rincon; to the east the estates 
El Trinfo, El Desierto and San Juan Bosco; to the west the estates Magdalena, 
El Paraiso and San Juan Zapote. 

All the land can be used for cultivation and/or raising livestock since 
the majority of it is flat without important geographic irregularities. 

It includes 2 rivers which are the Ixquila to the north and the Poxola to 
the south; its temperature ranges from 35.5° [96° F] maximum to 18.5° [65° F] 
minimum . 



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POPULATION 



CHARACTERISTICS 

Demographics 

1. Total population: 1989 inhabitants 

number of live births from August 1984 to July 1985 99 
number of deaths in the same period 14 

2. 100% of the population is rural 

3. Population Pyramid: see page 16 

4. General birth rate 57.29 x 1000 

5. Gross mortality rate 8.10 x 1000 

6. Vegetative growth rate 49.19 

7. Migratory movement: not recorded 

8. Life expectancy at birth by sex 

Male: 
Female: 

9. Population density: 9.86 inhabitants per square kilometer 



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POPULATION PYRAMID 



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MAP OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA 



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J crossmatched Department is the place where the locat.cn Santa Fe 
* is located. The large dot is the place where the project will 

be executed. 

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STAFFING PATTERN RATIONALE 



APPENDIX C 



In response to the questions and comments of the January 7, 1989, 
meeting of Salem Presbytery, the Exempt Staff Search Committee has 
delineated the responsibilities of the proposed presbytery staff. 
Enclosed are three pieces of information which Presbytery requested: 
(1) Basic job descriptions, (2) a projection of salaries for both 
exempt and non-exempt personnel, and (3) the organizational chart with 
designated areas of responsibility. 

It is our perception that the proposed staffing pattern has evolved 
through the judgment of several committees, the response of ministers 
and sessions to the questionnaire of the Mission Design Committee, and 
the actions of Salem Presbytery. The Staff Search Committee has sought 
to listen with care to the vision reflected in the work and discussions 
of Salem Presbytery. We believe that the employment of associate 
presbyters in the four areas delineated will enable Salem Presbytery to 
fulfill the mandated function of the Presbytery and to impact its 
geographical region and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with a vibrant 
ministry. 

The Committee would also include several pieces of additional 
information of significance to Presbytery as it acts upon the staffing 
pattern. Contrary to what was stated at the January 7, 1989, meeting of 
Presbytery, the outlined positions will be opened to ordained and 
un-ordained candidates, both laity and clergy. In keeping with the 
spirit of comments at the Presbytery meeting, we have outlined clear 
responsibilities for each professional staff member (please refer to the 
organizational chart) . Recognizing the need for flexibility in the 
employment of the talents of those we call, we would suggest that 
specific assignments should be open to limited negotiation in the 
future. 

Thank you for your thoughts and ideas which you have shared with the 
Committee in the last several weeks. 

J. Dexter Taylor, Moderator 
Staff Search Committee 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 



Position Description 

ASSOCIATE FOR WITNESS AND MISSION 
(Referred to on Assignment Chart as: AW&M) 

Title of Office 

The office shall be that of Associate Presbyter for Witness and 
Mission. 

Accountability 

The Associate for Witness and Mission is accountable through the 
Executive Presbyter/ Stated Clerk to Salem Presbytery. 

Responsibilities 

It shall be the duty of the Associate Presbyter to: 

A. Act as staff resource and implementer for the Church in the 
World Division. 

B. Serve as the Hunger Action Enabler. 

C. Develop cooperative networks in support of effective mission 
outreach, using resources available from and with other 
presbyteries, synods, and General Assembly. (Example: GA 
Disaster Network.) 

D. Provide resources for the development of local mission within 
Salem's congregations. 

E. Represent Presbytery in matters related to mission to the world 
with other governing bodies. 

F. Consult with Sessions and other local church groups in planning 
and developing local mission. 

G. Provide information to Presbytery Committees and churches 
concerning Synod and General Assembly mission-related needs and 
opportunities. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 

Position Description 

ASSOCIATE FOR THE CARE AND DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP 
(Referred to on Assignment Chart as: AC&D) 

Title of Office 

The office shall be that of Associate Presbyter for the Care and 
Development of Church Leadership. 

Accountability 

The Associate Presbyter for the Care and Development of Church 
Leadership is accountable through the Executive Presbyter/Stated 
Clerk to Salem Presbytery. 

Responsibilities 

It shall be the duty of the Associate Presbyter to: 

A. Act as staff resource and implementer for the Committee on 
Ministry, the Committee on Preparation for the Ministry, the 
Examinations Committee, and the Professional Development 
Committee, fulfilling the responsibilities set forth in the 
Mission Design. 

B. Act as staff resource to the Small Church Support Committee and 
to develop effective systems of small church support in 
conjunction with the Committee on Ministry. 

C. Work to design, develop, and implement programs that encourage 
growth and offer support to ministers and other church 
professionals. 

D. Develop and conduct workshops in conflict management, 
leadership training and goal setting. 

E. Develop cooperative networks in support of church professional 
needs, using resources available from and with other 
presbyteries, synods, and General Assembly. (Example: 
Face-to-Face. ) 

F. Design and implement structures for the support and development 
of church professionals, candidates, and their families. 

G. Aid and assist churches, ministers, and other church 
professionals in times of conflict or trouble. 

H. Coordinate Presbytery's concern and care for small churches and 
their pastors. 

I. Design and develop a system to assist churches and ministers in 
the relocation process. 



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Position Description 

ASSOCIATE FOR CONGREGATIONAL LIFE 
(Referred to on Assignment Chart as: AC&L) 

Title of Office 

The office shall be that of Associate Presbyter for Congregational 
Life. 

Accountability 

The Associate for Congregational Life is accountable through the 
Executive Presbyter/ Stated Clerk to Salem Presbytery. 

Responsibilities 

It shall be the duty of the Associate Presbyter to: 

A. Act as staff resource and implementer for the Congregational 
Life Division. 

B. Serve as a resource to individual churches or clusters of 
churches in matters related to Christian education, worship, 
spiritual formation, stewardship, and fellowship. 

C. Encourage and participate in support and development group (s) 
of professional educators. 

D. Oversee the development and maintenance of a resource system 
for Presbytery. 

E. Aid in identifying, recruiting, and deploying persons with 
special skills and experiences who can help congregations in 
building their education programs. 

F. Work closely with the Outdoor Ministries Division in promoting 
and supporting their programs. 

G. Identify or develop innovative programs in Christian Education 
for use in local churches and/or Presbytery. 

H. Develop cooperative networks in support of the educational 
ministry needs of Presbytery's committees and local churches, 
using resources available from and with other presbyteries, 
synods, and General Assembly. (Example: Campus Ministers 
fellowship. ) 

I. Develop a church musicians support and development group. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 



Position Description 

ASSOCIATE FOR FINANCE AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS/TREASURER 
(Referred to on Assignment Chart as: AF&BA/T) 

Title of Office 

The office shall be that of Associate Presbyter for Finance and 
Business Affairs/Treasurer. 

Accountability 

The Associate Presbyter for Finance and Business Affairs is 
accountable through the Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk to Salem 
Presbytery. 

Responsibilities 

It shall be the duty of the Associate Presbyter to: 

A. Serve as Treasurer of the Presbytery. 

B. Act as staff resource and implementer for the Administrative 
Services Division, the Church Development Division, the 
Committee on Representation, and to consult with the 
Stewardship Education Committee. 

C. Establish and maintain an adequate accounting system for 
Presbytery. 

D. Oversee the receipt and disbursement of all monies and other 
funds of Presbytery. 

E. Provide accurate reports on income, expenditures, and 
investments of Presbytery. 

F. Propose and implement efficient and effective procedures for 
office operations (including adequate equipment, procedures, 
and accountability of staff) . 

G. Serve as purchasing agent for Presbytery. 

H. Provide for maintenance of equipment and facilities. 

I. Represent Presbytery in negotiations and consultations 
concerning financial matters with other governing bodies. 

J. Consult with sessions and church treasurers as appropriate. 

K. Develop cooperative networks to achieve maximum effectiveness 
in the financial and business affairs of Presbytery, using 
resources available from and with other presbyteries, synods, 
and General Assembly. (Example: Presbynet.) 



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CONCERNING TERMS OF CALL FOR PROGRAM STAFF 



In addition to the Executive Presbytery/ Stated Clerk, the Exempt Staff 

Search Committee recommends four Associate Presbyters. The suggested 

terms are maximum amounts and are subject to negotiation. The yearly 

cost of all four positions is based on a total of not more than 

$233 ,800 . With the already approved Terms of the Executive Presbyter/ 

Stated Clerk, the total Program Staff cost would not be more than 

$300,420. 

In relation to the $2,100,000 total budget that amounts to 14.3% of the 
budget for Program Staff. This figure does not include the shared 
portion of the Outdoor Christian Ministries Directors. These costs are 
shared, in the case of Camp Grier with Charlotte and Western North 
Carolina Presbyteries. In the cases of Camp New Hope and Presbyterian 
Point, the costs are shared with New Hope Presbytery. 

CONCERNING SUPPORT STAFF COSTS 

The other staff costs involve the support staff including two 
Administrative Assistants and a Bookkeeper and other clerk typists. The 
number and budget is being studied by the Council to be reported at the 
next meeting. 

The highest number of Support Staff being considered is five which would 
set the number of clerk typists at two. The maximum yearly total for 
five would be not more than $121,395. This figure does not include a 
retirement allowance for Mrs. Pritchett (former secretary with Orange 
Presbytery) of $8,740.'" 

TOTAL STAFF COSTS 

The total yearly current staff costs would be no more than : 

$300,420 
$121,395 
$421,815 

Just over 20% of the total Presbytery budget. 



Program Staff 
Support Staff 



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INDEX 



Committees, Standing 

Bills and Overtures Committe 45 

Resolution Committee 47 

Committees of Presbytery, Reports of: 

Council 41 

Exempt Staff Search Committee . . 44 

Nominating Committee 42 

Enrollment 38 

Mission Task Force 43 



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VOLUME I 



NUMBER 2 



Minutes of 



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PRESBYuERY 



SECOND STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 6, 1989 



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MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



SECOND STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 

April 6, 1989 



OFFICERS 



Moderator Dale Davidson 

Co-Stated Clerks John Handley 

Robert Matthews 
Grover Nelson 
Alfred Thomas 

Recording Clerk Robert Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 

Transition Staff (Barium Springs office) 

Associate for Business Affairs/Treasurer 

Associate for Ministers 

Associate for Christian Education 

Associate for Camp Ministries 

Administrative Assistant 

Bookkeeper 

Secretary 

Receptionist /Secretary 
Secretary/Camp Registrar 
Secretary 

Transition Staff (Durham office) 



John M. Handley 



Joseph L. 
Caroline B. 

Walter R 
Albert D. Sh 
Edna G. 
Sara M. W 
Phyllis L. 
Tanna B 
Esther P. 
Sandra L. 



Pickard 
Gourley 
Smith 
aw, Jr. 

Rimmer 
illiams 
Plyler 
Brown 
Meiggs 
Fowler 



Associate for Church Development 
Associate for Special Ministries 
Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Church Noonan 
Ann Higgs 
Margie O'Briant 
Dot Bass 
Debbie Pearson 



Betty Berghaus 



James Watkins 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 
Paul Ransford 
Treasurer 
Office Manager 
Bookkeeper 
Administrative Assistant 
Secretary to Camps and Leadership 



Secretary to Administrative Services 



SECOND STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

First Presbyterian Church 
Statesville, North Carolina 
April 6, 1989 

The Second Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was called to order by 
Moderator Dale Davidson at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 6, 1989, in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Satesville, North Carolina. The Moderator 
led in prayer. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared that a quorum was present for the presbytery 
to conduct its business. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, G. Woody Alexander, Jr. , Frank Allen, Michael Askew, James 
H. Banbury, John W. Bell, Jesse Bledsoe, Linda Blessing, Warren C. 
Brannon, John C. Brearley, Robert E. Button, William D. Carmines, George 
Carpenter, S. Jay Click, Mary Boyd Click, Frederick A. H. Coates, J. 
Alexander Coblentz, Clyde T. Cook, Kermit W. Dancy, Robert F. Dean, 
Frank M. Dew, James Dickens, C. Wayne Dixon, Barbara Dua, Carl W. 
Dumford, Daniel L. Durway, Christopher East, John Eliason, Robert C. 
Evans, III, Carlton A. G. Eversley, McLean Faw, Jr., Dusty K. Fiedler, 
Robert A. Fiedler, Roscoe B. Fisher, Joseph W. Flora, Milton M. Foust, 
James T. Frazier, Elijah B. Freeman, Jr. , Robert 0. Freeman, Harold E. 
Fuller, Jr. 

G-M 

Calvin P. Gentry, Carter Gillespie, James H. Grant, Jr., Lucius Gray, 
John M. Handley, William Hayes, James Henderson, David L. Henry, Robert 
W. Herron, Everett Hewlett, Z. N. Holler, L. Rus Howard, Joanne Hull, 
Stephen Hundley, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., George Hunter, Edward J. Johnson, 
Henry J. Keating, William R. Knox, Robert Kopp, Phyllis Kort, Don 
Lannon, Robert Lee, David T. Lee-Andrews, S. Edwin Lewis, Robert M. 
Lewis, Ivan W. Lowery, J. Roger Marrow, Robert M. Matthews, Steven P. 
McCutchan, Charles McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Judson J. Milam, John L. 
Milholland, III, E. Thomas Miller, Donald Mimbs, Reid Montgomery, Allen 
E. Morrison, William H. Morrison, Kathleen Murdock. 

N-Z 

David Nash, George Neal, J. Herbert Nelson, Robert S. Osborne, David C. 
Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Karen Pearson, Jamie B. Pharr, A. B. 
Plexico, George A. Ploger, Phillip J. Pogue, Catherine J. Reed, William 
C. Rhodes, Jr., Leland A. Richardson, Paul N. Ridolfi, James Rissmiller, 
Paul S. Ryoo, Grant M. Sharp, Danny Sharpe, Stephen A. Shive, Walter R. 



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Smith, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, Rollin 
Steele, Patricia E. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, J. Dexter Taylor, John G. 
Truitt, Jr., Stanley M. Voth, Harold Waldruff, W. Russell Ward, Jr., 
Norman Whitney, Charles Williams, John A. Wilkerson, Jr. , James Wilson, 
Paul D. Woodall, Michael E. Woodard, Scott Woodmansee, William J. Wrenn, 
Jr. , Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr. , Jonathan Barker, L. Adlai Boyd, Edwin Brammer, 
Malcolm M. Bullock, Carole R. Chase, Frank A. Davison, M. Susan Dobyns, 
James W. Eller, Hugh S. Evans, William H. Foster, Jr. , Tempe Fussell, 
Phillip R. Gehman, J. Stimson Hawkins, William Stacy Johnson, William S. 
Johnston, William F. Long, Steve A. Martin, James M. Mauldin, William T. 
Perkins, Joseph L. Pickard, Gerald N. Reiff, Jeannette G. Rodenbough, A. 
Carter Shelley, Jerold Shetler, J. W. Smith, Jr. , Rockwell P. Ward, John 
C. Whitley, J. Gordon Williams. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, James Allen, Ernest Bradford, Tyrone L. Burkette, 
Charles Carter, William H. Chappell, Robert R. Childes, Jr. , Thomas H. 
Clymer, Max E. Deal, Robert L. Ellis, Gary R. Fravel, Larry W. Freeman, 
Samuel R. Fudge, Sherron Kay George, Scott C. Girard, Cynthia R. 
Higgins, John Robert Hilley, Walter W. King, Benjamin Kirkland, Paul 
Lindsey, David A. Long, III, Jonathan W. Lovelady, B. Alston Macon, 
James F. Miller, Richard Osmer, Franklin L. Partridge, III, Steve Macon 
Pharr, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, William D. Varker, John M. 
Watkins, Benjamin F. Williams. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 

Lewis, C. Kimmel, Jr., Laura C. Long, Z. Bradford Long, Connell Osborne. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Tom B. Anderson, Lawrence W. Avent, Charles L. Brown, William Brown, 
David H. Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, L. B. Colquitt, Jr. , 
Bobby L. Combs, Watt M. Cooper, Herbert H. Culler, Jr. , William M. 
Currie, E. Marion Dick, Albert E. Dimmock, C. Wayne Dixon, James T. 
Donnell, L. Talmadge Edgerton, Roscoe B. Fisher, Joseph W. Flora, Robert 
L. Forbis, Jr. , Milton M. Foust, Joseph M. Garrison, Dewitt F. Helm, 
Everett A. Hewlett, Rufus F. Jamerson, Charles E. Johnson, Edward J. 
Johnson, John S. Johnson, Hardin A. King, Julian Lake, John W. Luke, 
Wilkes Macaulay, John R. McAlpine, III, Jerry McCann, James M. McDaniel, 
Charles McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, Joseph Mullin, 
George Neal, Robert F. Park, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr. , 
0. W. Perrell, Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., W. Clark Porter, III, James L. 
Price, Jr. , Charles Reckard, John A. Redhead, Jr. , Jane G. Rhodes, D. 
Hilton Seals, Lester E. Sheppard, William W. Sloan, R. Gerald Smith, 
William R. Smith, Thompson B. Southall, Jamie D. Stimson, Robert L. 



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Turner, John M. Walker, Jr. , James W. Walkup, Roy E. Watts, Robert S. 
Wells, John A. Womeldorf, Troy A. Young, Jr. 

The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their 
representatives : 

A-F 

Alamance Bill Hodgin, Buddy Fields, Allen Temple James Miles, Asheboro, 

First Sara McFadden, Jane Miller, Back Creek Gilbert Goodman, 
Bethany -Graham Ben Martin, Bethel E, P. Huffines, Bethesda John Sipes, 
Beulah Elizabeth Scott, Bixby Tom Cornatzer, Boone, First Darlene 

Lytton, Booneville, First Marilyn K. Scales, Brentwood Posey Collins, 
Buffalo Margaret McKnight, Burlington, First Paul Morrow, Tom Collins, 
Calvary L. T. Dixon, Cameron, Isaac Stockton, Centre Sue Myers, Church 

of the Covenant John Barney, Saralyn Griffith, Clemmons Doug Chidester, 
Cleveland John E. Gray, Clio J. H. Summers, Collinstown Ruth Hill, 
Community In Christ John Gemuenden, Concord Henry Parlier, Covenant 

Sandra Russell, Crestwood Launa Brock, Crossroads Eloise Cates, 
Dellabrook Hazel Sumler, Dogwood Acres Ann Neely, East Burlington Glenn 
Thompson, Edward Webb Memorial Gladys W. Bailey, El Bethel Connie 

Branch, Eden, First Horace Penn, Elkin Dr. Perry Jernigan, Elmwood Hazel 
Warren, Faith Chic Lutz, Fieldstone Linda Martin, Fifth Creek Keith 
Niblock, Flat Rock Levia Eads, Forest Hills Sam Hart, Forest Park Jo 

Maness, Freedom Dorena Stevenson, Francisco Lucy Francis. 
G-M 

Grace Ella Mae Phelps, Graham Annie Frank Bowland, Graham Grady Wheeler, 
Greensboro, First Robert Stone, John Edwards, Emmett Bringle, Betsy 

Harrington, Ann Mclver, Greenwood Marty Brim, Guilford Park John Wall, 
Hawf ields Bill Stuart, B. A. McPherson, Highland Sara Frances Thompson, 
Parks Berryhill, High Point, First David White, Willard Kimrey, Steve 

Braxton, Immanuel Sue Lambert, Jamestown Sue Foust, John Calvin Hoyt 
McCachren, KernerBville, First Faye Collins, Korean, First Moon Sue, 
Lansing Fred Carter, Lexington, First Miles Croom, Nell Hood, Lexington, 

Second Kenneth Phillips, Lloyd Edwin L. Patterson, Logan Irene Dye, 
Madison Louise Irving, Mebane Bill Lackey, Memorial Lou Whitt, 
Mocksville, First John Johnstone, Mooresville, First Virginia Cobb, 

Doris Caldwell, Mount JefferBon Harry Hamilton, Mount Tabor Roy Carruth, 
Mt. Vernon Lucille Phifer. 

N-Z 

North Wilkesboro Marcella Church, Gordon Finley, New Creation Margaret 

Young, New Salem Helen Hunter, Oakland J. Grier Stikeland, Old Town 
Frank Carter, Parkway Olivia Choplin, Parkway Doris Lawson, Piedmont Bob 
Adams, Pilot Mountain, First Jim Blackwelder, Prospect Ray Fries, 

Randolph Susan Key, Saint Andrews Robert Harkness, Salisbury, First 
Elinor Swaim, Ruby Long, Salisbury, Second Julius Bickett, Sedgef ield 
Mertys Bell, Shady Side Charles England, Shallowford Sally Gant, Shiloh, 

Statesville Nettie Clark, Shiloh, Burlington Ralph Thomas, Siler City 
Russell Lawson, Sparta Betty Richardson, Speedwell Deryl Torbert, 



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Spencer Joe Hackett, Springwood Virginia Griggs, St. James Rosa Yourse, 

Estelle Curley, St. Paul, High Point Cora Massey, St. Paul, Greensboro 
Shirley Laws, Starmount Nancy White, Mike Maynard, Tom Sinks, 
Statesville, First Betty Boyd, Stony Creek Leo Boswell, Tabor Shirley 

Norris, Taylorsville Martha Fox, Third Creek Richard Current, 
Thomasville, First Gene Moore, Thyatira Dewey Shaver, Trinity United 
Franklin Lyerly, Unity Robert Bost, Vandalia Bob Heck. Wentworth W. D. 

Sherron, Westview Harry Clark, Winston-Salem, First Whit East, Bill 
East, Bob Hartsell, Jim Price, Yadkin United Thomas 0. Vinson, 
Yanceyville C. L. Sheridon. 



The following Churches were excused from having representation at this 
meeting of presbytery: 

Asbury, Bethesda (Ruff in). Hills, Mount Airy, First, Pittsboro, 
Reidsville, First, Southminster, Stoneville. 



The following Churches were not excused from this meeting of presbytery: 

Baird's Creek, Bethany (Stony Point), Church of the Cross, Cooleemee, a 
Danbury Community, Ebenezer, Fairmont, Fellowship, Franklin, Glendale 
Springs, Glenwood, Gulf, Harmony, Hope View, Joyce, Laurel Fork, Little 
Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville, Second, Mount Vernon Springs, 
Oakview, Old Providence, Peak Creek, Pine Hall, Pine Ridge, Pleasant 
Grove, Red House, Reid Memorial, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Sandy 
Ridge, Smyrna, Trinity (Burlington), Trinity (Winston-Salem), 
Westminster, Whispering Pines, Yadkinville. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Bill Chase, Donna Chase, Evelyn Edwards, Betty Anne Ellington, Ida 
McCaskill, Leslie McLeod, Nell Shull, Delores Spielman. 

The following Visitors were registered: 

Doug Aitken, Annie Bates, Ada Brown, Karen Bryan, Katherine Carr, Willie 
Causey, John Chambers, Phyllis Chambers, David Daniel, Dale Davidson, 
Hallie Davidson, Gail Dinkins, Minnie Dobbins, Melvin Dodson, Pauline 
Fisher, Earl Frazier, Willie Garvin, Robert Gilchrist, Ezra Gilliam, 
Creola Goodman, James W. Gunn, Lilliesteen Harris, Linda Hobson, Sam 
Hobson, Mary Alice Holt, Loretta James, Daisy Keaton, Susie Kern, Jay 
Le, Chancy Mays, Dorothy Mintz, Virginia Mott, LaDonna McCarther, Ann 
McKee, Frances McPherson, Ken Nivens, Kenneth Pollock, Charlie Rankin, 
Wade Redding, Gertrude Reid, Louise Roberts, Olive Robertson, Sunny 
Ryoo, Freda Satterwhite, Otis Scott, Victor Scott, Bart Shaw, Ruby 
Sheridon, B. C. Stevenson, Robert Stevenson, Chi Sub, Nori Torbert, Mae 
Watts, Vera Williams, Ralph Wilson, Byron Wolfe, Minnie Wood. 

DOCKET 

The docket was presented by the Stated Clerk who noted the special 
activities and orders of the day contained in it. The docket was 
adopted as presented. 



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WELCOME 



The presbytery was welcomed by host pastor Grant Sharp. Announcements 
were made regarding arrangements for the meeting. Special arrangements 
by the host church were noted. 

INTRODUCTIONS 

Ministers of other presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) were 
introduced and seated as corresponding members. 

Paul Ransford 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 

The following special visitors were introduced to the presbytery: 

Willie Garvin 
Doug Aiken 
Karen Bryan 
Earl Frazier 

Elders attending presbytery for the first time were introduced. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented various communications which were received 
and acted on as follow: (Summary of communications, Appendix A, p. 
102. ) 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator named the following Standing Committees. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES - Norman Whitney 

John Edwards 
Jane Miller 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE - Marcella Church 



PRESBYTERY COUNCIL REPORT 
Herbert Nelson, Moderator 

Organizational Activity - The Council of Salem Presbytery has 

experienced a progressive quarter of work and organization. As we work 
to establish a definitive role of council and its relationship to other 
components (i.e. Divisions' Committees) of the Presbytery, we have 
experienced a great measure of patience and cooperativeness on the part 
of the Presbytery and council members. A workshop involving council 
members, division and committee chairpersons and mission design 
committee members was held at the Highland Church in Wisnton-Salem to 
discuss perceptions, possibilities and resources for operating the 
Presbytery. Presently, council is reviewing the concerns expressed 
during this event. 



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Logo Contest - The Council is seeking the participation of each church 

in the development of a Logo for the Presbytery. Information has been 
sent to each congregation and we ask that members be encouraged to 
submit entries as soon as possible. 

Council Officers - Moderator, Herbert Nelson, Vice-Moderator, Neel 
Fleming, Clerk, Bob Matthews. 

Interim Staff Arrangements - Council has worked closely with John 
Handley in assuring needed staff support during this time of transition. 
Council is appreciative of the faithful work of the staffs of the Durham 
and Barium Springs offices. An agreement has been worked out in 
dividing the work concerning the Hunger Action Enabler between Katy Reed 
and Kay-Robert Volkwijn. Walter Smith continues to function effectively 
in the Christian Education and communication areas. We are deeply 
concerned over the continued illness of Jim Watkins. 



ACTIONS: 

1. Presbytery approved the sale of a portion of the Dogwood Acres 
manse property as requested by the Dogwood Acres Church. 

2. Council was authorized to consider and act on behalf of 
Presbytery concerning requests for approval of proposed 
property related matters as described in Chapter 8 of the Book 
of Order. 

3. Presbytery elected Ella Mae Phelps as a member of the 
Nominating Committee. 

4. Presbytery adopted the following statement of policy: 

Policy I. Childcare at meetings of Salem Presbytery 

The host church will provide childcare for all stated and 
called meetings of Presbytery. Parents will be responsible 
for making reservations and providing meals for their 
children. If commissioners fail to meet reservation 
deadlines, they, or their local church, would be 
responsible for childcare. 

Policy II. Childcare at meetings of committees of Presbytery 

Since committees are a vital ingredient in the work of 
Salem Presbytery, we indicate to parents that we are 
concerned about their participation by providing $2.00 per 
hour per family for childcare both during committee meeting 
time and for travel to and from meetings. Care will be 
secured by parents and will be a voucher expense. 

5. Presbytery approved support of up to $2,500 for Dr. Barbara 
Clawson's travel to Mbujimmayi, Zaire, and up to $500.00 for 
supplies for the center. (Note: This is a Hunger Committee 



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recommendation and a jointly funded program with New Hope 
Presbytery. ) 



Presbytery adopted the following statements of Policy: 

A. It is important that Commissioners to Presbytery be as fully informed 
as possible on upcoming issues. Council recommends that all issues 
to be decided by Presbytery be presented in advance in written form 
for Commissioners so that they may have time to develop questions or 
to seek more information. The following is a timetable for 
presenting reports to Presbytery: 

a. Written reports for a Presbytery meeting be received by Council at 
least one month in advance; 

b. Reports be mailed in commissioners' packets at least ten days 
before Presbytery meeting; 

c. Committee on Ministry will be excepted for last-minute business; 

d. Other exceptions will be granted by the Stated Clerk on urgent 
business only. 

B. Salem Presbytery's mission statement prompts us "to reflect our 
Maker's design for the redemption of humanity in the way we plan to 
do the work of the church in Salem Presbytery". The work of the 
church is to worship God in community and to nurture and strengthen 
the inner life of its members, as well as to act on the business of 
the church. Let us make worship a priority and a focus for Salem 
Presbytery so that as our work grows out of a response to God's 
saving grace, we may really become "God's agents of reconciliation." 
Presbytery established time for worship at each Stated Meeting . 

EXEMPT STAFF SEARCH COMMITTEE 
Dexter Taylor, Moderator 

After reviewing 18 applications and interviewing four candidates, the 
Exempt Staff Search Committee decided to endorse unanimously Willie 
Delia Garvin to Salem Presbytery for the position of Presbytery 
Associate for Finance and Business Affairs/Treasurer. Ms. Garvin is a 
graduate of Friendship Junior College of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and 
Barber-Scotia College of Concord, North Carolina. She has taken 
continuing education courses in the field of management. 

Upon graduation from Barber-Scotia College in 1964, Willie has spent her 
vocational life in the employment of the Catawba Inter-Presbytery 
Program Agency and the Presbytery of Charlotte. Prior to 1981, she 
served as Secretary and Administrative Assistant of the Catawba 
Inter-Presbytery Program Agency. In 1981, she became the Associate for 
Administration with the Catawba Program Agency, the position which she 
continued to hold in the Presbytery of Charlotte. All of those with 



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whom the Search Committee talked agreed that Willie served as an 
integral personnel resource within the work of these agencies of the 
Church. 

The eldest of thirteen children, Willie resides in Charlotte. She 
enjoys reading, music, and most outdoor activities. She also writes, "I 
enjoy meeting and working with people in friendly, informal settings. " 

Impressed by her knowledge, administrative skills, familiarity with the 
Presbyterian Church at all levels, vision, and personal warmth, the 
Exempt Staff Search Committee presents Willie Garvin as the most 
talented candidate from a field of eighteen impressive applicants. 



ACTIONS: 

1. Salem Presbytery rescinded its action of January, 1989, 
creating the position of "Associate Presbyter for Finance and 
Business Affairs/Treasurers and in its place create and enact 
the position of "Presbytery Associate for Finance and Business 
Affairs/Treasurer. 

2. Salem Presbytery extended to Willie Delia Garvin its call to 
be Presbytery Associate for Finance and Business 
Affairs /Treasurer. 

3. Salem Presbytery granted to Willie Delia Garvin a renewable 
three year term of employment fo commence May 15, 1989. 

4. Salem Presbytery instructed its Council, in consultation with 
Ms. Garvin, to plan a service of installation celebrating her 
call to be held during the Third Stated Meeting of Salem 
Presbytery. 

5. Salem Presbytery extended to Ms. Garvin the following package 
of annual compensation: 

Salary $37,000.00 
Insurance and Annuity 8,510.00 
Dental Insurance 394.72 
Continuing Education 1,000.00 
Travel (Car or Mileage Reimbursement ) 4, 500. 00 
Social Security 2,778.70 
Annual Total $54,183.42 
1989 Total (62.5*/. of Annual Total) 33,864.64 
Four Weeks Annual Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 
Moving Expenses 



Recognizing the need to proceed in a deliberate but relatively speedy 
manner in the procurement of Associate Presbyters for Outdoor Ministries 
related to Camp New Hope, Presbyterian Point, and Camp Grier and 
responding to overtures from the Presbytery of Western North Carolina, 
the Exempt Staff Search Committee presented a further recommendation. 



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ACTION: 

6. Salem Presbytery empowered its Moderator to appoint members of 
Presbytery to serve as its representatives in the search for 
Shared Associate Presbyters for Outdoor Ministries in 
conjunction with our partner presbyteries. 



INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR 
JOHN M. HANDLEY AS EXECUTIVE PRESBYTER/STATED CLERK 

At 11:00 A.M. the Presbytery moved to a service of worship and 
installation for John M. Handley as Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk. 
(See Appendix B, pp. 103-106. ) 

LUNCH 

The order of the day having arrived, the Presbytery recessed for lunch 
at 12:30 P.M. 

The Presbytery reconvened at 1:48 P.M. 



PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION 

Linda Blessing led Prayers of Thanksgiving. Don Lannon offered Prayers 
of Intercession. 



Fred Coates spoke regarding the Youth Triennium on July 22-27, 1989. 



COMMISSION TO 0RGAIN2E 
KOREAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, NC 
L. Rus Howard, Chairman 

Mr. Howard presented the report of the commission. The Presbytery 
approved the following recommendations: 



ACTIONS: 

1. Presbytery concurred with the request to call the Rev. Paul S. 

Ryoo as Pastor of the Korean First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro and the following Terms of Call: 

Cash Salary $17,250 Expense Allowance $1,200 

Housing Allowance 6,660 Medical/Pension 5,165 

Utilities Allowance 1,920 Study Leave Allowance 1,300 

Automobile Allow. 4,150 Book Allowance 500 
Vacation - 1 month Study Leave - 2 weeks 



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2. Rev. John Handley, Rev. Rus Howard, Rev. Cynthia Higgins, Rev. 
Clyde Cook, Dale Davidson, Bill Atkins, Larry Sitton, Miriam 
Belle, and Thelma Foster were elected as an Administrative 
Commission to intall Rev. Paul S. Ryoo as Pastor on April 9, 
1989, at 5:00 P.M. in a Service of Worship at First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Greensboro's Memorial Chapel. 

3. The Administrative Commission elected to organize the Korean 
First Presbyterian Church was dissolved. 



The Presbytery heard statements from the pastor of the church, Paul 
Ryoo, and Elder Moon Won Suh. Following the singing of "Amazing Grace" 
in Korean and English, Presbytery was led in a Litany of Thanksgiving 
(see Appendix C, pp. 107-108) by Mr. Howard, and in prayer by Mr. Ryoo, 
who also pronounced the benediction. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jud Milam, Moderator 

The Committee on Ministry has met twice and has begun its internal 
organization. The Committee is exploring and beginning to determine the 
policies and procedures by which it will carry out its Book of Order and 
other assignments. The following actions were taken on behalf of the 
Presbytery. 

I. Actions regarding ministers to be admitted to record: 



ACTION: 

Presbytery admited the following actions of the Committee on 
Ministry to the record of Salem Presbytery as its actions. 



A. Dissolutions of pastoral relationships and dismissions to other 
presbyteries. 

1. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Fairmont Church 
of Lexington and the Rev. David L. Smith and he was 
transferred to the Genesee Valley Presbytery so that he may 
accept the call as chaplain of the Kirk Nursing Care Facility 
in Rochester, NY, effective March 31, 1989. 

2. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between Covenant Church in 
Winston-Salem and the Rev. Burwell J. Shore, III and he was 
transferred to Cape Fear Valley Presbytery so that he may 
accept the call of the Pocket Presbyterian Church of Sanford, 
NC, effective March 31, 1989. 



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3. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between Third Creek Church 
of Cleveland, NC, and William C. Rhodes, Jr. upon his honorable 
retirement effective June 30, 1989. 

4. The Rev. Moffett S. Churn was transferred to Hanover Presbytery 
so that she may accept the call as Part-time Associate Pastor 
for Visitation at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church of 
Richmond, VA. 

B. Appointment of Session Moderators: 

Fairmont Presbyterian Church - Rev. Billy Sosebee 

Covenant Presbyterian Church (W-S) - Rev. J. Stimson Hawkins 

C. Candidate for the ministry, Joe Fontana, was transferred to Cape 
Fear Valley Presbytery so that he may accept the call of the 
Faison Presbyterian Church of Faison, NC. 

II. The following recommendations were submitted by the Committee on 
Ministry for action by Salem Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery granted the Rev. William C. Rhodes honorable 
retirement effective June 30, 1989. 



ACTION: 

The following Stated Supply relationships were established: 

1. Between the Rev. Kenneth Pollock and the Cooleemee Church be 
extended for another six months, from February 1, 1989 -- July 
31, 1989. 

2. Between the Rev. Susan D. Fricks and the Trinity Church of 
Burlington be extended for one year; and that, Susan D. 
Fricks, who is now a member of New Hope Presbytery, be allowed 
to labor within the bounds of Salem Presbytery for this period 
of time. (March 16, 1989 -- March 16, 1990. ) 

3. Between the Rev. Robert Lee Turner and the Milton Church of 
Milton, NC, be extended for six months (March 1, 1989 -- 
August 31, 1989). 



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ACTION: 

The Rev. George H. Wright of Winston-Salem, a member of 
Pittsburgh Presbytery, was allowed to labor inside the bounds of 
Salem Presbytery in temporary supply relationships. 



ACTION: 

The following ministers were allowed to labor outside the bounds 
of Salem Presbytery as stipulated and the Stated Clerk 
communicated this action to their respective presbyteries. 

1. The Rev. James N. McDaniel of Alabama. 

2. The Rev. Wilkes Macauley as a Parish Associate in St. 
Petersburg, FL, (Southwest Florida Presbytery). 

3. The Rev. Jerry McCann, Sr. in Calabash, NC, (Cape Fear Valley 
Presbytery). He is retired from the St. Paul Church in 
Greensboro, NC. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery granted authority to the Preparation for the 
Ministry Committee to transfer candidates and report that action 
to Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery granted permission for ministers to move on to the 
field after they have been approved by the Examinations Committee 
and the Committee on Ministry. 



ACTIONS: 

Presbytery approved the report of changes in terms of calls. 
(See Appendix D, pp. 109-115. ) 



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Presbytery received the report of ministers and churches as 
information. (See Appendix E, pp. 116-119. ) 



ACTION: 

Patricia F. Stewart was listed with the pastors and associate 
pastors. She now has permission to labor outside the bounds at 
the First Christian -- Diciples of Christ Church as the pastor. 



ACTION: 

The status for Mary Boyd Click was changed from Meraber-at-Large 
to that of Active Member. She is serving as Stated Supply, 
part-time, of the El Bethel Presbyterian Church in Eden, N.C. 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Woody Alexander, Moderator 

Examination of Ministers 



George W. Alexander conducted the oral examinations of the three 
incoming ministers, providing opportunity for questions from the floor. 
The examinations were sustained. 



RECEPTION OF BARBARA ELAINE DUA 



ACTION: 

The presbytery approved the Committee and floor examination of 
Barbara Elaine Dua. 

a. Ms. Dua is called to the campus ministry at the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a member of Muskingum 
Valley Presbytery, Ohio, where she was pastor of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church. She is a graduate of Mary 
Washington College, Fredericksburg, Va. , with a B.A. Degree. 
She has an M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

b. Her credo which follows was approved. 

God's creation and the mystery of God's love for all 
creation comes as grace, evokes my faith, and encourages my 
response. I believe in and put my trust in God, whom I know 



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and experience as creator, redeemer and sistainer of the 
universe. Even in Divine self -revelation our experience and 
understanding of the Holy Mystery remains incomplete so that 
we never comprehend the full glory of God. 

God revealed God's Divine will and showed in Jesus Christ 
that God is with us. I believe in Jesus Christ, our Savior 
and Redeemer. In one small corner of one small planet, God 
became human in a man from Nazareth named Jesus. Jesus lived 
and taught and struggled here like the rest of us. He loved 
his neighbors and enemies and he defended the poor and 
victimized. He was crucified by his own people. God 
completed Christ Jesus' work in raising Christ from the dead. 
The good news of the resurrected Christ continues to be the 
hope of the world. I believe in miracle, in conversion, in 
the rebirth of the individual and the rebirth of the 
community. I believe the resurrected Christ frees us from the 
bondage of sin and liberates us to be whole human beings in 
right relationship with God and with our neighbors. 

God's sustaining love, which is living and active in the 
world today, is present in God the Holy Spirit. The Spirit 
opens our ears to God's truth, equips us with gifts for 
ministry and empowers us to live with God presence. The Holy 
Spirit ceaselessly calls us to freely live out the stature of 
our humanity as a humanity made in God's image. 

As Christ calls forth a new way of being in the world, so 
the Christ makes possible a new kind of community through the 
gift of the power of the Spirit. The church is the covenant 
community of faith. Its purpose is to witness to and embody 
the living truth of God's Word, the Christ, through 
proclamation, worship and care, serving those in need and 
working for peace and justice in the world. Together 
believers share the joy and responsibility of incarnating 
God's love as peacemakers and ministers. 

The Bible, which is the Spirit inspired words of the 
community of faith, tells God's story. Both Old and New 
Testaments faithfully unfold the story of God's presence in 
our world and are a constant reminder to the church of its 
true identity and mission. In faith I embrace this story 
because it opens up my life, makes me stronger, more 
vulnerable, wiser and better equipped to share the good news 
of God's saving love with others. 

God has given us the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's 
Supper as a means of continually re-centering the Church in 
Jesus Christ and binding ourselves to the mysteries of the 
Spirit within and beyond us. In baptism the Church witnesses 
to God's gracious work within the covenant community nurturing 
persons in their faith. In the Lord's Supper the church 
remembers, celebrates and embarces the salvation which is ours 
through the resurrected Christ. The community of believers, 
in the Lord's Supper, is renewed by Christ's real presence in 
the power of the Holy Spirit. 

God's gracious love continues to communicate to me that 
there is no higher calling, nor more important creed, than to 
love God, through loving our neighbors and our enemies, as we 
love ourselves; for this is the love that, coming from God in 
Christ, is ours to give. 



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Housing Allowance 




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Book Allowance 250.00 




Continuing Ed. Allowance 500.00 




Pension and Benefits Plan 5,871.36 




Social Security 




Moving Expenses 




One Month Vacation 




Two Weeks Study Leave 



RECEPTION OF J. SAMUEL HOBSON, JR. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the Committee and floor examination of 
Rev. J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. 

a. Mr. Hobson has been called to be pastor of St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. He has most recently served 
the First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, N.C. Sam is a 
graduate of Presbyterian College, Clinton, S. C. , with a B.A. 
in Christian Education and Union Theological Seminary with an 
M.Div. 

b. His credo which follows was approved. 

The Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the 
Holy Spirit, and is the rule of faith and practice. 

There is one God, eternal and unchangeable, revealing 
himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These revelations 
are the same in substance and equal in power and glory. 

God created us in his own image, but we have rejected our 
dependence on God and live in sin. We cannot overcome sin; 
our only hope is in God. 



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Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became a human 
being, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of 
the Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ is both God and man, and the 
only mediator between God and us. 

By his bearing our sin on the cross, God forgives us and 
reconciles us into himself. We receive God' salvation only 
through faith led by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Having died and been buried, Christ rose from the dead 
and ascended into heaven. Christ will come again in person in 
power and glory to usher in the consummation of the Kingdom of 
God. Christ will judge all people, and believers will 
experience a bodily resurrection unto eternal life with God. 

There is one holy, catholic, and apostolic church 
consisting of the whole community of believers in every age 
who have been chosen by God unto salvation, redeemed by 
Christ, and united by the Holy Spirit to Christ. The church 
is to worship God, to bear witness to him in word and deed, 
and to observe his sacraments. 

The Kingdom of god is that realm in which God's Word is 
proclaimed and God's will done. It is now partial and in 
process of coming, but at the last day will be eternal, as 
Christ reigns with all creation submissive to him. 



Salem Presbytery received J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. into its 
membership by approving the following actions. 

a. Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Mr. Hobson 
from Cape Fear Valley Presbytery. 

b. Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral 
relationship as Pastor between J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. and the 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church of Greensboro effective February, 
1989; the following terms of call from the St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church were approved; and the call was ordered 
placed in his hands. 



Provide Pension & Insurance 
Provide Dental Insurance 
Provide 1/2 Soc. Sec. Payments 
Provide Moving Costs 
One Month Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



c. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to 
install Mr. Hobson as Pastor of the St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church on April 23, 1989, at 7:00 P.M. 



Annual Salary 
Housing Allowance 
Automobile Allowance 
Study Leave Allowance 



$21,458 
12,000 
3,000 
500 



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NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Jim Wilson 
Don Lannon 

Leslie Tucker 
Presbytery of 
North Carolina 

Sue Foust 

Sam Hobson 

Bob Herron 
Bill Tullar 
Mac Foust 
Clyde Albright 



Moderate & Propound Constitutional 

Questions to Minister Minister 

Propound Constitutional 

Questions to Conqregation Minister 

Preach Minister 
Western 

Read Scripture Elder 
Prayer of Ordination/ 

Installation Elder 

Charge the Pastor Minister 

Charge the Congregation Elder 

Complete the Commission Minister 

Elder 



RECEPTION OF DAVID THOMAS DANIEL 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the Committee and floor examination of 
Rev. David Thomas Daniel. 

a. Mr. Daniel is called to be pastor of the Bixby Presbyterian 
Church in Advance, N.C. He is a member of Charlotte 
Presbytery. He is a graduate of South Florida University of 
Tampa earning a B.A. in Social Studies. His M.Div. was earned 
at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. 

b. That his credo which follows be approved. 

God loves us and wants us to come home. We are a 
rebellious, self-centered species within creation. Inspite of 
ourselves, God still calls us back. Through the death and 
resurrection of his son Jesus Christ, God has taken the 
initiative to draw us back to himself. The story of God's 
unending love is found in the Bible, the record of God's 
activity in the lives of God's people. 

God has given his people sacraments as reminders of what 
God has already done for us. Our baptisms are signs of God's 
grace in that we are adopted as his children and disciples. 
In the Lord's Supper we remember Christ's sacrifice for our 
sake, we realize who we are in relation to him and we look 
forward to drinking the cup anew in the Father's kingdom. 

We are God's children. We are blessed with fellowship 
and support from each other as a gift of the Holy Spirit. The 
Holy Spirit is actively working toward the fulfillment of the 
kingdom through the work of God' Church and of other human 
beings. We have the responsibility as the people of God to 



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live in obedience, faithful to Lordship of Christ, sharing the 
love that he has so freely given to us. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ promised his disciples "I came that 
may have life, and that life more abundantly. " Life in Christ 
is the purpose of the Church. To live in Christ is to live 
with him now, and to trust him for our eternal homes. 



ACTION: 



Presbytery received David Thomas Daniel into its membership by 
approving the following actions. 

a. Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission from the 
Presbytery of Charlotte. 

b. Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral 
relationship as Pastor between David T. Daniel and the Bixby 
Presbyterian Church effective April 16, 1989; the following 
terms of call from the Bixby Presbyterian Church were 
approved; and the call was ordered placed in his hands. 



Annual Salary $19,205.00 
Soc. Sec. Equiv. 1,625.32 
Pension 8. Ins. 6,228.27 
Continuing Ed. /Books 750.00 
Automobile Allowance 2,250.00 
Moving Costs 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



c. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to 
Install Mr. David T. Daniel as Pastor of the Bixby 
Presbyterian Church on May 7, 1989, at 7:00 P. M. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



John Handley 

Bobby Dean 
Carl Tutterow 
Mike Neal 
James Winning 
David Henry 
Jonathan Lovelady 
Caroline Gourley 

Presbytery of Western 

North Carolina 



Preside & Propound 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach 

Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 



Charge the Minister 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 



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COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. N. Holler, Moderator 

Below is the list of candidates and inquirers of Salem Presbytery as we 
have it. We present it for your prayer support, plus any additions or 
corrections. Please contact Z. Holler (Church of the Covenant, 
Greensboro, 919/275-6403). 

Candidates 



Elizabeth Ayscue 
Carol Dyson 
Martha Anne Fairchild 
Robert (Rob) Hinman 
Robert Jeffords 
Elizabeth McCrary 
Carl Manuel 
Molly Morgan 

Inquirers 



Stephen Hannah 
Elizabeth Inraan 
Frank McNair 

MEETING OF SALEM PRESBYTERY CORPORATION 
After a brief recess, the Presbytery met as a Corporation. 



ACTION: 

The Corporation approved the following by-laws. (See Appendix F, 
pp. 120-124. ) 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Gray Clark, Moderator 

Mr. Clark made an oral report for the Committee. 

DIVISION OF OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 
Warren Brannon, Moderator 

Mr. Brannon spoke on behalf of the presbytery's camping program. He 
introduced Bart Shaw, Director of Camp Grier. 



Karen Parsons 
John Ragland 
William Reisenweaver 
Stephen Snipes 
Sharon Stanley 
Robert Watkins 
Shannon White 
Alan Wright 



Alan Paschal 
Anne Barton Robison 
Betty Sue Sherrod 



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LEADERSHIP TRAINING EVENT 



Pat Stewart Led an exciting presentation to promote a Leadership 
Training Event, "Pathways To Leadership", at First Presbyterian Church, 
Winston-Salem, at 8:45 A.M. on Saturday, September IS, 1989. 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Rus Howard, Moderator 



ACTION: 



Presbytery adopted the following nominations: 



Presbytery Moderator 
Presbytery Vice-Mod. 

Divisional Moderators 
Congregational Life 
Church In The World 
Outdoor Ministries 
Admin. Services 
Church Development 



Dale Davidson 
Ed Lewis 



Linda Blessing 
Mike Woodard 
Warren Brannon 
Rosa Yourse 
Donald Hart 



Presbytery Council At-Large 
'89 



'90 



Karen Pearson 
Rudy Boone 
Norm Whitney 

Committee on Ministry 
'89 



Michael Askew 
E. B. Freeman 
Grant Sharp 
Joe Spears 
Roy Carruth 
Cora Massey 



Examinations Committee 
'89 



Catherine Bonner 
Hank Keating 
Marydell Bright 
John Watkins 



Bob Matthews 
Herb Helson-Mod. 
Ginny Couch 
Jackie Hall 



'90 

Judson Milam-Mod. 
Bill Knox 
Ivan Lowery 
John Wilkerson 
Mitchell Causey 
Marion Greeson 
E. L. Patterson 
John Barney 



'90 



Woody Alexander-Mod. 
Jim Eller 
Marge Monroe 
Scott Woodmansee 



'91 

Kathleen Murdock 
Burwell Shore 
N. N. Fleming 
Catrelia Hunter 



'91 



James Dickens 
Phyllis Kort 
Laura Spangler 
Carter Shelly 
William Ducker 
Bob Hartsill 
Elinor Swain 
Thomas Vinson 



'91 



Jane Miller 
Cecilia Montague 
Ed Brammer 



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Preparation For The Ministry 

'89 '90 

Martha Lou Anderson Z. Holler-Mod. 
Carole Chase William Carmines 

Nancy Hannah Estelle Curley 

Jamie Pharr 



Permanent Judicial Commission 

'90 '92 



D. J. Walker Norm Whitney-Mod. 

Don Lannon Karen Pearson 

Ella Mae Phelps 



Budget and Finance Committee 



'89 

Joe Meddlin 
Nic Mando 
Sarah Boone 
David Battle 



'90 

Gray Clark-Mod. 
Sarah Nichols 
Don Mitchell 
Robert Rush 



Personnel Committee 
'89 

Jewelene Parker 
Barron Moore 
Dexter Taylor 

Peacemaking Committee 
'89 

Roy Valencourt 



'90 

Bob Kopp 
Carl Dumford 
Jim Eller-Mod. 



'90 

Frank Dew-Mod. 
Betty Mullin 
Lilliestein Harris 



Hunger Committee 
'89 



John Bell 
Charles Cameron 
Sarah Woodard 



'90 

George Carpenter-Mod. 
Helen Branford 
Lib McPherson 
Clarence Jolly 



Evangelism Committee 
'89 



Weldon Fields 
Church Development Committee 



'90 

Karen Pearson 
Mike Culler 
McLean Faw 



'90 



Bill Hylton 



Spiritual Formation and Enrichment 

'90 

Bob Lee 
Susan Dobyns 



'91 

Gladys Bailey 
Ed Carter 
Holly Hileman 



'94 

Steve Hundley 
Pat Stewart 
Tom Routh 



'91 
Don Lannon 
Dick Orr 
Dana Banford 
Randall Billings 



'91 

Jerrod Shetler 
Virginia Evans 
Eleanor Bradshaw 



'91 

Virginia Alston 
Clayton Tatum 
Chris East 



'91 

Hank Keating 
Daisy Keaton 
Barbara Clawson 
Clyde Cook 



'91 

Linda Thurston 
Frank Thomas 
David Nash-Mod. 



'91 

John Truitt 
David Lee-Andrews 



'91 

Jim Mauldin 
Frank Allen 



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Social Justice Commitee 
'89 



Russell Walker 
Dorothy Mintz 



'90 

Leslie A. McLeod 
William Scarlett 



'91 

Gayl Knox 
Tom Duckvell 



Criminal Justice Committee 
'89 



'90 



'91 

Stan Dixon 



International Missions 
'89 



Ivan Lowry 
Bob Pittard 



'90 

Harriett Lipe 
Bill Morrison 



'91 

Marcia Mutch 
Don Watson 



Ecumenical Relation Committee 



'89 



'90 



Frank Fuller 



'91 

Bob Freeman 



Women's Ministry 
'89 



'90 

Creola Goodman 
Garr Fravell 



'91 

Julie Doub 



Racial Ethnic Ministry 
'89 



'90 

Aurilia Young 
George Ploger 



'91 

Gail Burgess 
Paul Ryoo 



Representation Committee 
'89 



'90 



'91 
Bill Buie 



Youth Ministry 
'89 



Sarah Terry 
Mark Jordan 



'90 

Pamela Watts 
Tom Boyles 



'91 

Benjamin Braxton 
Ginny Bigelow 



Singles Ministry 
'89 



'90 

Irma Spigner 
Carolyn Wright 



'91 

Helen Hooper 
William Greathouse 



Adult Ministry 
'89 



'90 

David Downs 



'91 

Dr, Edward Powers 
Winifred Yoder 



Children's Ministry 
'89 



'90 



'91 

Linda Yoder 
Tom Clyner 



Higher Education 
'89 



'90 



'91 

William OpciyKe 



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Youth Advisory Delegates 

General Assembly and Synod 
(1 to G. A. and 1 to Synod) 

1. Stephen Bullock 

2. Stacey Sosebee 

3. Watts Logan 

4. Mary Patterson 

5. Ellen Hunt 

6. Graham Lashley 



HUNGER COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Moderator 

Mr. Carpenter made an oral report. He noted that all obligations of the 
antecedent presbyteries have been met, and some funds are left over. He 
spoke for other facets of the Hunger Program. 

NOTE: A commissioner requested that Council give consideration to 
reflecting simple life-style in planning Salem Presbytery meeting meals. 
The moderator agreed to refer this matter to the Council. 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 
John Hamil, Moderator 

Mr. Hamil spoke on the "Mission of Presbyterian Men". He explained 
training processes and opportunities for presbytery and denominational 
men's work. 

MODERATOR'S REPORT 
Dale Davidson, Moderator 

The Moderator reported the following special Disciplinary Committee had 
been appointed: 

Larry Avent 

Ginger Booker 

Bob Hartsill 

Jewelene Parker 

Steve Pharr - Chairman 

STATED CLERK'S REPORT 

1989 Presbytery Meetings 

Presbytery is reminded of the following dates of meetings for the 
remainder of 1989. 



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June 23-24 at Lees-McRae College 
October 24 at a place to be announced 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery respectfully requesed permission of the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic to hold its Third Stated Meeting outside its 
bounds at Lees-McRae College on June 23-24, 1989. 



Balance of Ministers and Elders (6-11. 0100b. ) 



There are 243 resident ministers who are members of the presbytery. 
There are 185 elders eligible to be commissioners of churches. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery invited each of the 21 racial-ethnic churches to send 
one additional elder commissioner to presbytery meetings in 1989, 
and agreed that the remaining 37 elder commissioners to invited 
alphabetically by city/town/church beginning with the letter "A". 



BILLS AND OVERTURES 



ACTION: 

Presbytery accepted the following overture and forwarded it to 
the General Assembly. (See Appendix G, p. 125. ) 



RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following Resolution of Appreciation: 
Be it resolved 

That Salem Presbytery on this the sixth day of April, 1989, 
extend sincere appreciation and gratitude to First 



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Presbyterian Church of Statesville for graciously hosting this 
second stated meeting of Presbytery. 



ADJOURNMENT 

Presbytery was adjourned at 4:15 P.M. vith prayer by the Moderator. 



tveahed, 




JohrvjM* Handley 
Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 



COMMUNICATIONS 



Letters of dismission were received for the following ministers: 

David Thomas Daniel, from Charlotte Presbytery 
Barbara Elaine Dua, from Muskingum Valley Presbytery 
J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. , from Cape Fear Valley Presbytery 



Requests for dissolutions of pastoral relationships were received for 
the following ministers: 

William C. Rhodes, Jr. , from the Third Creek Presbyterian Church, 
effective June 30, 1989. 

Burwell J. Shore, III, from the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
effective March 31, 1989, dismissed to Cape Fear Valley Presbytery. 

David L. Smith, from the Fairmont Presbyterian Church, effective 
March 31, 1989, dismissed to Genesee Valley Presbytery. 



Request to be dismissed to another Presbytery was received from the 
following minister: 

Moffett S. Churn, dismissed to Hanover Presbytery. 



The following requests for the appointment of Stated Supplies were 
received : 

From the Cooleemee Presbyterian Church for Rev. Kenneth Pollock to 
serve as Stated Supply for six months, from February 1, 1989, to 
July 31, 1989. 

From the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Burlington for Rev. Susan D. 
Fricks to serve as Stated Supply for one year, from March 16, 1989, 
to March 16, 1990. 

From the Milton Presbyterian Church for Rev. Robert L. Turner to 
serve as Stated Supply for six months, from March 1, 1989, to August 
31, 1989. 



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APPENDIX B 




f Us ^ 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 
SERVICE OF WORSHIP AND INSTALLATION 
6 April 1989 First Presbyterian, Statesvilie 

MUSIC FOR GATHERING: Chorale Prelude on LOBE DEN HERREN J. S. Bach 

OPENING SENTENCES: 

Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord. 

People: WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH. 

Leader: Even those who are young grow weak; 

People: THE YOUNG CAN FALL EXHAUSTED. 

Leader: But those who trust in the Lord for help 

will find their strength renewed. 
People: THEY VTLL RISE ON WINGS LIKE EAGLES; 
Leader: They will run and not get weary; 

People: THEY WILL WALK AND NOT GROW WEAK. Isaiah 40:30-31 

* HYMN: "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above" Number 15 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: 

Unison: We confess, God, that we have not lived each day in the faith of Easter. 

We have been like the disciples, who saw life more in terms of the suffering 
of Calvary than in terms of resurrection. Forgive our doubt and despair, 
and help us to be more positive about life. Let the power and radiance of 
Easter morning transform us into new creatures in Christ, who welcome each 
new day with the feeling that something wonderful is going to happen because 
our Saviour lives! 

Leader: God, you have welcomed us by baptism into one holy church, and joined us 
by faith to Christians in every place. May your church on earth be a sign 
of the communion you promise, where we will all be one with Christ, and 
joyful in your kingdaii. 

People: AMEN. 

Leader: From a clinging to power that prevents oneness in your church; free thinking 

fores of governrent perfect, or courts of the church infallible; 
People: GOD, DELIVER US. 

Leader: Free mistaken zeal that will not coraprad.se; free worshipping doctrines 

rather than you; 
People: GOO, DELIVER US. 

Leader: From religious pride that belittles the faith of others, or claims true 

wisdom, but will not love; 
People: GOO, DELIVER US. 

Leader: Make us one in worship, hearing your word with one mind and singing your 

praise with a single voice. 
People: GIVE US YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. 

Leader: Hake us one in faithfulness to Jesus Christ, who never fails us, and who 

will come again in triumph. 
People: GIVE US YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. 

Leader: Give us your Holy Spirit, God, so that we may have among us the same mind 
that was in Christ Jesus. 

May every knee bow down and every tongue confess him, to the glory of your 
name. 

People: AMEN. 



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ASSURANCE OF PARDON 



* CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (sung in unison) Tune: Lauda Anima 

Like a loving parent caring, 
God knows well our feeble frame; 
Gladly all our burdens bearing 
Still to countless years the same. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
All within me, praise God's name! 

Adapted by Ecumenical Wcmens* Center (c) 1974 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Exodus 4:1-9 

PSALM LESSON: Psalm 122 

Congregational Refrain: (sung in unison) 

SpinituaJ. meXtx/y 



Ann J^^ p 



May the gra-cious peace of God be with us all. 
********* 

(organ plays refrain) 
All: Refrain 

Leader: I was glad when they said to me, 

"Cone with us to the house of the Lord!" 
And now we are standing here, 

Within your gates, Jerusalem. 

All: Refrain 

Leader: The city Jerusalem, strongly built — 

To this place the tribes cone up. 
The Lord's tribes, the assembly of Israel, 

To praise the name of the Lord. 
For here stood the thrones of judgment. 

The thrones of David's successors. 

All: Refrain 

Leader: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! 

"Give rest to those who love you; 
Let peace be within your walls, 

Quiet within your towers. 
For the sake of my family and friends, 

Let me speak for your well-being; 
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, 

Let us seek what is best for you." 

All: Refrain. 

Psalm translated by Gary Chamberlain from Psalms: A New 
Translation for Prayer and Worship , (c) 1984 by The Upper Room, 
Nashville, TN. Used with permission of the publisher 

PSALM PRAYER: (unison) 

Great God, as we receive the peace you alone can give, fill us with your grace to 
share that peace wherever we are, and in whatever we do; in the name and for the sake of 
Jesus Christ our Redeemer. 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: I Corinthians 12:4-12 

SERMON: "What Is That In Your Hand?" Rev. S. Edwin Lewis 



10A 



PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: 

Leader: Creator God, work is your gift to us, a call to reach new heights by using 
our talents for the good of all. Guide us as we work, and teach us to live 
in the spirit who made us your sons and daughters, in the love that made us 
brothers and sisters, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People: AMEN. 

Leader: Let us pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: 

People: OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE 
DONE, ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD. FORGIVE US OUR 
SINS AS VE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US. SAVE US FROM THE TIME OF TRIAL 
AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL. FOR THE FdNDGOM, THE POWER, AND THE GLORY ARE 
YOURS NOW AND FOREVER. 

SERVICE OF INSTALLATION 



HYMN "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Vise" 

Leader: There are different gifts, 

People: BUT IT IS THE SAME SPIRIT WHO GIVES THEM. 

Leader: There are different ways of serving God, 

People: BUT IT IS THE SAME LORD WHO IS SERVED. 

Leader: God works through different men and women in different ways. 

People: BUT IT IS THE SAME GOD WHO ACHIEVES GOD'S PURPOSE THOUGH THEM ALL. 

Leader: Each one is given a gift by the Spirit, 

People: TO USE IT FOR THE COMMON GOOD. 

Leader: Together we are the body of Christ. 

People: AI© INDIVIDUALLY VE ARE A PART OF CHRIST. 



Number 85 



BTOODUCTION OF THE CANDIDATE 
INSTALLATION QUESTIONS TO THE CANDIDATE 
INSTALLATION QUESTIONS TO THE PRESBYTERY 



INSTALLATION PRAYER (unison) 

God of grace, who called us to a conron ministry as ambassadors of Christ, 
trusting us with the message of reconciliation: give us courage and 
discipline to follow where your servants rightly lead us; that together we 
may declare your wonderful deeds and show your love to the world; through 
Jesus Christ, the Lord of all! 



Dexter Taylor 
Gus Hewlett 
Cora Lee Massey 
Z. N. Holler 



DECLARATION OF INSTALLATION 
CHARGE TO THE CANDIDATE 
CHARGE TO THE PRESBYTERY 



* HYMN 
BLESSING 



'Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation" 



(Please be 'seated as our worship continues with the organ voluntary. 
At the conclusion of the voluntary, the Presbytery will recess to 
greet Mr. Handley.) 

VOLUNTARY "Toccata" from Symphony No. 5 

* Those who are able may stand 



Dale Davidson 
Herb Nelson 
Dale Davidson 
Number 433 
John Handley 



C.-M. Vidor 



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WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS 



Donald Araitage, Director of Music, First, VinstorrSalem 

Dale Davidson, Moderator, Sales Presbytery; elder. First, Greensboro 

John Handley, Executive Presbyter, Salem Presbytery 

Gus Hewlett, Retired Presbyterian Minister 

Z. N. Holler, Moderator, Sal en Presbytery Coraaittee on Preparation for Ministry 

Pastor. Church of the Covenant, Greensboro 
Loretta G. JaT>es, Moderator, Salem Presbytery Worship Committee, 

Director of Music Ministries, Starmount, Greensboro 
Rev. S. Edwin Lewis. Pastor, First, Mooresville 

Cora Lee Massey. Nenber, Salem Presbytery Council; elder. St. Paul, High Point 

J. Herbert Nelson. Moderator of Salem Presbytery Council; Pastor. St. James, Greensboro 

Grant Sharp, Pastor. First, Statesville 

Dexter Taylor, Moderator, Sal en Presbytery, Exerpt Search Ccnmittee 
Pastor. Trinity, Vinston-Salem 



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APPENDIX C 

CELEBRATION OF THE ORGANIZATION 
Of the 

KOREAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, NC 
Introduction of the Administrative Commissioners 

Report of the Commission L. Rus Howard 

Korean Presbyterian Churches in Mission Rev. Paul Ryoo 

Words of Thanks and Invitation Elder Moon Won Suh 

Litanity of Thanksgiving 

Leader: The Lord is with you, 

People: And with you also. 

Leader: Lift up your heart, 

People: We life them up to the Lord. 

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

People: It is always right to give Him thanks and praise. 

Leader: For your covenant with us that makes us church, and for our 
commitment to you and one another in mission, 

People: We give thanks to you, Lord our God. 

Leader: For all promised empowering from your Holy Spirit: to 

proclaim your Word, fulfill all prophecy, and to practice 
every love, 

People: Your church ever praises you, Lord our God. 

Leader: For your forgiveness of our sins and for your redemption, 
and newness of our life together, 

People: We give you, thanks, God. 

Leader: For all the faithfulness in all the years, passed to us as 

heritage in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and around 
the world, 

People: We give our hearty thanks. 

Leader: For all the opportunity of mission in our time; for children 
who follow us, 

People: We ascribe all glory to you, Lord our God. 

Leader: Most of all, for our new beginning as a church of Jesus 
Christ, and the hope of growth in grace and love and 



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service, 

(All): We praise, and bless and magnify and worship and honor you, 
Lord our God, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Savior. 
Amen and Amen. 

Prayer of Thanksgiving Rev. Ryoo 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALLS 
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1989 



APPENDIX D 



NAME OF MINISTER 



AND CHURCH 




1988 




1989 


G. W. Alexander, Jr. 


Cash Salary- 


$17,871. 


00 


$18,765.00 


CENTRE 


Designated as Furni 










ture Allowance 


2,862. 


00 


3,006.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,525. 


00 


1,558.00 




Pension & Ins. 


7,820. 


00 


9,269.00 




Utilities 


2,950. 


00 


2,950.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750. 


00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


5,350. 


00 


5,350.00 


Frank J. Allen 


Cash Salary 


19,800. 


00 


19,800.00 


WESTVIEW 


Housing Allowance 


3,700. 


00 


3,700.00 




Utilities 


Paid 


Paid 




Automobile Allowance 


3 ,000 . 


00 


3,000.00 




Cont. Ed. 


600. 


00 


600.00 




Prof. Exp. 


1,500. 


00 


1,500.00 


James H. Banbury 


Cash Salary 


25,600. 


00 


27,140.00 


HIGHLAND (ASSOC.) 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


2,230. 


00 


2,330.00 




Housing Allowance 


8,650. 


00 


8,650.00 




Pension & Ins. 


8,390. 


00 


8,812.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


1,050. 


00 


1,050.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3,600. 


00 


3,600.00 


Linda Blessing 


Cash Salary 


14,417 . 


25 


17,174.25 


FLAT ROCK 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 




0- 


1,453.46 




Pension & Ins. 


3,748. 


49 


5.569.68 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750. 


00 


750 .00 




Automobile Allowance 


1,250. 


00 


1,250.00 


Edwin C. Brammer, Jr. 


Cash Salary 


19,100. 


00 


20,055.00 


REIDSVILLE, FIRST 


Housing Allowance 


10,200. 


00 


10,200.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,400. 


00 


2,400.00 




Cont. Ed. 


750. 


00 


750.00 


Warren Cloud Brannon 


Cash Salary 






25,375.00 


SHILOH 


Housing Allowance 






40% of Salary 




Automobile Allowance 






3,500.00 




Cont. Ed. 






500.00 


Malcolm M. Bullock 


Cash Salary 


20,500. 


00 


21,700.00 


THY ATI RA 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 

* 


1.735. 


00 


1,836.00 




Pension & Ins. 


7,773. 


00 


8.237.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750. 


00 


1,900.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3.000. 


00 


3,000.00 


W. D. Carmines, Jr. 


Cash Salary 


16,500. 


00 


16,500.00 


SILER CITY 


Utilities 


2.700. 


00 


2,700.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,400. 


00 


2,400.00 




Cont. Ed. 


500. 


00 


500.00 




Pension & Ins. 


4.290. 


00 


5,054.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,075. 


00 


1,075.00 



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NAME OF MINISTER 
AND CHURCH 



1988 



1989 



George Carpenter 
STARMOUNT 

Cynthia R. Higgins 
STARMOUNT (ASSOC.) 



Charles R. Carter 
FOREST HILLS 



Housing Allowance 
Pension & Ins. 

Cash Salary 
Housing Allowance 
Pension & Ins. 

Cash Salary 



8,200.00 
9,030.00 

12,880.00 
11.270.00 
4,830.00 

31,270.00 



9,750.00 
11,661.00 

14,480.00 
12,670.00 
6,797.00 

32,834.00 



M. Craig Clark 
FELLOWSHIP 

Thomas A. Clymer 
FRANKLIN 



David G. Coffey, Jr. 
CHERRYVILLE, FIRST 



Clyde T. Cook 

GREENSBORO, FIRST 



Carl Dumford 
TAYLORSVILLE 



Christopher F. East 
BUFFALO 



John E. Eliason 
PIEDMONT 

Thomas McLean Faw 
MEMORIAL 



Cash Salary 16,520.00 17,840.00 

Housing Allowance 16,520.00 17,840.00 

Cash Salary 17,423.00 18,605.00 

Soc. Sec. Equiv. 1,525.00 1,602.00 

Housing Allowance 6,000.00 6,062.00 

Pension & Ins. 4,990.00 6,042.00 

Cont. Ed. /Books 650.00 750.00 

Automobile Allowance 2,050.00 2,500.00 

Cash Salary 18,196.30 19,768.00 

Soc. Sec. Equiv. 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Housing Allowance 8,772.00 8,772.00 

Pension & Ins. 6,934.40 8,203.64 

Cont. Ed. /Books 900.00 900.00 

Automobile Allowance 2,500.00 2,500.00 

Cash Salary 25,500.00 27,000.00 

Housing Allowance 17,000.00 18,000.00 

Automobile Allowance 2,000.00 2,000,00 

Cont. Ed. 1,200.00 1,500.00 

Cash Salary 23,000.00 23,000.00 

Soc. Sec. Equiv. 1.950.00 1,950.00 

Pension & Ins. 6,500.00 6,500.00 

Automobile Allowance 3,500.00 3,500.00 

Cash Salary 20,000.00 21,200.00 

Housing Allowance 6,000.00 6,360.00 

Utilities 2.620.00 2,775.00 

Cont. Ed. 500.00 500.00 

Prof. Allowances 500.00 500.00 

Soc. Sec. Equiv. 2,526.00 2,675.00 

Cash Salary 17,277.00 18,314.00 

Housing Allowance 11,605.00 12,365.00 

No Changes — same as original dated 2/88 



Dusty Kenyon Fiedler 
CL EMMONS (CO-PASTOR) 
2/3 Time 



Cash Salary 
Soc. Sec. Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension & Ins. 
Cont. Ed. /Books 



12,000.00 
1,017.52 
4,545.00 
3,512.50 
375.00 



12,350.00 
1,099.86 
4,545.00 
4,138.59 
750.00 



110 



NAME OF MINISTER 



AND CHURCH 




1988 


1989 




Automobile Allowance 


1,050.00 


1,000.00 




Cont. Ed. Time 


1 week 


2 weeks 


Robert A. Fiedler 


Cash Salary 


12,000.00 


12,350.00 


CLEMMONS (CO-PASTOR) 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,017.52 


1,099.86 


2/3 Time 


Housing Allowance 


4,545.00 


4,545.00 




Pension & Ins. 


3,512.50 


4,138.59 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


375 . 00 


750 . 00 




Automobile Allowance 


1,050.00 


1,000.00 




Cont. Ed. Time 


1 week 


2 weeks 


James T. Frazier 


Cash Salary 


19,500.00 


20,205.00 


SPARTA 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,650.00 


1,710.00 




Pension & Ins. 


5,3 23.00 


c ceo r\e\ 

6 ,553 . 00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


850.00 


850.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


Robert 0. Freeman 


Cash Salary 


16,300.00 


17,180.00 


SALISBURY, SECOND 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,628.00 


1 ,710.00 




Housing Allowance 


8,700.00 


9,600.00 




Pension & Ins. 


5,3 25 .00 


6 ,553 . 00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


600.00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


Harold E. Fuller 


Cash Salary 


23,100.00 


24,150.00 


PARKWAY 


Designated as Furni- 








ture Allowance 


2,310.00 


2,415.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


-0- 


2,358.00 




Housing Allowance 


7,705.95 


12,075.00 




Utilities 


o too c r\ 

2,782.50 


-0- 




Pension & Ins. 


8,177.19 


8.874.00 




Prof. Exp. Reimb. 


7,297.50 


3,700.00 


Tempe Fuss ell 


Cash Salary 


11,081 .54 


11,650.00 


PITTSBORO 








Calvin P. Gentry 


Cash Salary 


21,703.00 


21,703.00 


BETHANY/ CLIO/NEW SALEM 


Designated as Furni- 








ture Allowance 


3.800.00 


3,800.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,837.00 


1,837.00 




Pension & Ins. 


6,120.33 


7 ,038 . 46 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750.00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


Carter Gillespie 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


600.00 


1,000.00 


HAWFIELDS 








William C. Hayes 


Cash Salary 


8,000.00 


8,400.00 


SMYRNA 








Willxam C. Hayes 


Cash Salary 


9 ,360 . 00 


9 ,960 . 00 


WENTWORTH 


Automobile Allowance 


1,800.00 


1,800.00 




Cont. Ed. 


250.00 


250.00 


Z. N. Holler 


Cash Salary 


20,419.00 


21 ,036.00 


CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 


Cont. Ed. 


1,000.00 


1,200.00 




Ill 







NAME OF MINISTER 
AND CHURCH 



1988 



1989 



Linn W. Howard 


Cash Salary 


14,045 


.00 


21,640.00 


VANDAL IA 


Housing (Manse) 


5,000 


.00 


-0- 




Utilities 


2,050 


.00 


2,070.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3,000 


.00 


3,300.00 




Cont. Ed. 


600 


.00 


630.00 




Prof. Allowances 


1,000 


.00 


1,000.00 


Joanne K. Hull 


Cash Salary 


1 C OCT 

15 , 257 


. 00 


16,630.00 


GUILFORD PARK (ASSOC.) 


Housing Allowance 


7,103 


.00 


7,742.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,646 


.00 


2,884.00 




Cont. Ed. 


500 


.00 


545.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1.456 


.00 


1,587.00 


wiixiain i\. i\nox 


L.asn oaiary 


y , o 1 1 


. DU 


1U , 1UZ . DU 


LANSING 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


813 


.42 


854.97 


1/2 Time 


Pension & Ins. 


2,710 


.47 


3,276.28 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


Ten y\ /*\ 

750 . 00 




Automobile Allowance 


1,575 


.00 


1,125.00 


Phyllis Kort 


Cash Salary 


15,825 


.00 


16,458.00 


BURLINGTON, FIRST 


Housing Allowance 


11,550 


.00 


10,972.00 


Donald E. Lannon 


Cash Salry 


20,445 


.00 


22,285.00 


GUILFORD PARK 


Housing Allowance 


8,555 


.00 


9,325.00 




Utilities 


3 ,000 


. 00 


3,270.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3.255 


.00 


3,548.00 




Cont. Ed. 


400 


.00 


436.00 




Prof. Allowances 


200 


.00 


218.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


2,083 


.00 


2,271.00 


Robert E. Lee 


Cash Salary 


26,720 


.00 


28,055.00 


FAITH 


Automobile Allowance 


2,000 


.00 


2,000.00 




Cont. Ed. 


800 


.00 


800.00 




Prof. Allowances 


340 


.00 


340.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,740 


.00 


1.825.00 




Pension & Ins. 


5,690 


.00 


6,870.00 




Life Ins. 




-0- 


120.00 


David T. Lee-Andrews 


Cash Salary 


16,200 


. 00 


19,605 .00 


CONCORD 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,688 


.00 


1,659.00 




Pension & Ins. 


4,881 


.44 


6,358.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


1,500 


.00 


1,500.00 


T\ „ " J A T ^ ^ ^ TTT 

David A. Long, ill 


Lash Salary 






o /, tjq n n 
L"i , zjy . uu 


BOONE, FIRST 


Housing Allowance 






8,000.00 




Pension & Ins. 






7,415.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 






500.00 




Automobile Allowance 






2.400.00 


Robert M. Matthews 


Cash Salary 


21,873 


.00 


23.022.00 


FIELDSTONE 


Designated as Furni- 










ture Allowance 


3,280 


.00 


3.300.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,851 


.00 


1.948.00 




Pension & Ins. 


6,168 


.00 


7.466.00 



112 



NAME OF MINISTER 
AND CHURCH 



1988 



1989 





Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,500 


.00 


2.600.00 


Steven P. McCutchan 


Cash Salary 


34,240 


.00 


36.300.00 


HIGHLAND 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


3.023 


.00 


3.157.00 




Housing Allowance 


12,200 


.00 


12,200.00 




Pension & Ins. 


11,376 


.00 


11.881.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


1,350 


.00 


1,350.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3 ,600 


.00 


3 ,600.00 


James F. Miller 


Insurance 


2,656 


.89 


3,180.00 


CHURCH OF THE CROSS 


Annuity 




-0- 


426.00 


Donald Mimbs 


Cash Salary 


19,223 


.00 


20,205.00 


KERNERSVILLE, FIRST 


Designated as Furni- 










ture Allowance 


1,600 


.00 


1,800.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,627 


.00 


1,710.00 




Housing Allowance 


6,255 


.00 


6,575.00 




Pension & Ins. 


5,421 


.00 


6,553.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,250 


.00 


2,100.00 


Allen E. Morrison 


Cash Salary 


19,223 


.00 


20.205.00 


ASBURY 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,627 


.00 


1,710.00 




Pension & Ins. 


5,323 


.00 


6,553.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,100 


.00 


2,100.00 




Cont. Ed. Time 


1 week 


2 weeks 


David C. Partington 


Cash Salary 


21,910 


.00 


23,515.00 


SHALLOW FORD 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,817 


.00 


2.216.00 




Equity Allowance 


3,055 


.001 


3,055.00 




Pension & Ins. 


6,963 


.00 


9,526.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


800 


.00 


1 ,000.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,400 


.00 


2,000.00 


Jamie Bibee Pharr 


Cash Salary 


6,074 


.33 


7.868.00 


CLEVELAND 


Designated as Furni- 








35% Call 


ture Allowance 


2.500 


.00 


4,000.00 




Housing Allowance 


1,976 


.52 


2,560. 15 




Pension & Ins. 


1.712 


.98 


2,551.62 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750.00 




Aiit"omnl">T 1 p A1 1 nwpnrp 


2.106 


.00 


2 250.00 


A. B. Plexico 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


900 


.00 


1 ,625.00 


HAWFIELDS 










Phillip Pogue 


Cash Salary 






12,137.00 


GLENDALE SPRINGS 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 






1 ,027 .00 




Pension & Ins. 






3,949.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 






500.00 




Automobile Allowance 






1.400.00 


Phillip Pogue 


Cash Salary 






6.068.33 


LAUREL FORK 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 






513.67 



113 



NAME OF MINISTER 
AND CHURCH 



1988 



1989 





Pension & Ins. 






1 ,968 


.02 




Cont. Ed. /Books 






250 


.00 




Automobile Allowance 






699 


.99 


William C. Rhodes, Jr. 


Cash Salary 


19,508 


.00 


19,508 


.00 


THIRD CREEK 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


3,302 


.00 


3,302 


.00 




Pension & Ins. 


5,931 


.00 


6,820 


.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750 


.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,200 


.00 


2,200 


.00 


Leland Richardson 


Cash Salary 


29,413 


. 00 


29,162 


. 00 


MOCKSVILLE, FIRST 


Designated as Furni- 












ture Allowance 


3,413 


.00 


3,162 


.00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


2,489 


. 00 


2 ,468 


. 00 




Pension & Ins. 


9,3ol 


. 00 




A A 

. 00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


499 


. 00 


750 


A A 

. 00 




Automobile Allowance 


o ,091 


. 00 


C A A 1 

o ,091 


A A 

. 00 


Paul N. Ridolfi 


Cash Salary 


20,500 


.00 


22,000 


.00 


MOUNT AIRY, FIRST 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


2,250 


.00 


2,500 


.00 




Housing Allowance 


10,250 


.00 


12,000 


. 00 




Pension & Ins. 


6,600 


.00 


8,395 


. 00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


1 ,000 


.00 


1,100 


.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3,375 


.00 


3,600 


.00 


James M. Rissmiller 


Lash balary 


"3 r nnn 
jj, uuu 


nn 


Jo, 4UU 


nn 


COMMUNITY IN CHRIST 


Automobile Allowance 


3 ,700 


. 00 


o rt r> A 

3 ,880 


. 00 




Cont. Ed. 


400 


. 00 


400 


. 00 




Books 


A A A 

400 


. 00 


AAA 

400 


A A 

. 00 


Danny M. Sharp 


Cash Salary 






17,000 


.00 


GREENWOOD 


Designated as Furni- 












ture Allowance 


2,400 


. 00 


3 ,000 


. 00 




Dental Allowance 






1 ,000 


. 00 




Opt. Death Benefit 






50 


. 00 


Anne Carter Shelley 


Cash Salary 


8.759 


.00 


10,102 


.50 


YADKINVILLE 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


700 


.00 


855 


.00 


1/2 Time 


Housing Allowance 


2,625 


.00 


3 ,287 


.50 




Pension & Ins. 


2,400 


.00 


3 ,276 


.50 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


375 


. 00 


375 


. 00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,375 


. 00 


2,000 


. 00 


David L. Smith 


Cash Salary 


18, 023 


A A 

. 00 


1 A O A C 


nn 
. UU 


FAIRMONT 


Designated as Furni- 












ture Allowance 


2.703 


.45 


2,880 


.75 




Housing Allowance 


5 ,864 


A O 


C O A A 

O , 249 


1 n 
. 1U 




Pension & Ins. 


5 ,082 


. 55 


c o o o 
o , 22o 






Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


*7 C A 

750 


. 00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,650 


. 00 


2 ,650 


. 00 


Billy F. Sosebee 


Cash Salary 


21,418 


.00 


20,205 


.00 


LEXINGTON, SECOND 


Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,813 


.00 


1,710 


.00 




Pension & Ins. 


6,040 


.00 


6,553 


.00 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


.00 


750 


.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2,490 


.00 


3,040 


.00 



114 



NAME OF MINISTER 



AND CHURCH 




1988 




1989 


Laura Michael Spangler 


Cash Salary 


15,409 


.00 


13,104.00 


GRAHAM 


Housing Allowance 


6,594 


.00 


10,000.00 




Automobile Allowance 


1.725 


.00 


1,800.00 




Cont. Ed. 


500 


.00 


500 .00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1.003 


.00 


1 ,735.00 




Pension & Ins. 






25% of Salary 


Rollin Steele 


Cash Salary 


17.000 


.00 


17,000.00 


SPRINGWOOD 


Housing Allowance 


5.620 


.00 


5,620.00 




Aiitomob i 1p A1 1 nuanf p 


3 ,500 


. 00 


4,000 .00 




Cont. Ed. 


500 


.00 


1,000.00 




Pension & Ins. 






4,738.00 


William Dickson Varker 


Cash Salary 


21,500 


.00 


23,500.00 


WESTMINSTER 


Housing Allowance 


8,100 


.00 


10,000.00 




Utilities 


3,850 


.00 


4,536.00 




Automobile Allowance 


3,650 


.00 


3,850.00 




Cont Ed 


200 


.00 


200.00 




Prof. Exp. 


4,452 


.00 


5.026.00 




Other 


2,968 


.00 


4,607.00 


Harold F. Waldruff 


Cash Salary 


22,185 


.00 


23,285.00 


MADISON 










Russ Ward, Jr. 


Cash Salary 






24,000.00 


ASHEBORO, FIRST 


Housing Allowance 






7,669.00 




Utilities 






5,112.00 




Automobile Allowance 






.21 a mile 




Cont. Ed. 






500.00 




Book Allowance* 






500 .00 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 






1,563.00 




Pension & Ins. 






7,669.00 


Randolph Thomas Wellford 


Cash Salary 


11 ,741 


.00 


12,328.00 


BETHLEHEM 


Automobile Allowance 


1,254 


.00 


1,317.00 




Cont. Ed. 


425 


.00 


400.00 


Norman M. Whitney, Sr. 


Cash Salary 






21,000.00 


BETHANY 


Automobile Allowance 






4,000.00 




Cont. Ed. 






850.00 


Charles Williams 


Cash Salary 


24,337 


.00 


25,310.00 


BURLINGTON, FIRST 


Housing Allowance 


19,360 


.00 


20.134.00 


Paul D. Woodall, Jr. 


Cash Salary 


21,000 


.00 


21.950.00 


BETHEL 


TTr-J lit-iec 


2.000 


.00 


2 100 00 




Automobile Allowance 


2.600,00 


2.500.00 




Cont. Ed. 


300 


.00 


500.00 


R. Scott Woodmansee 


Cash Salary 


35.509 


.00 


36.574.00 


HIGH POINT, FIRST 


Ant" omob *t 1 p A1 1 nuaTipp 


4,000 


.00 


4 000 00 




Cont. Ed. 


1 ,000 


.00 


1,000.00 




Prof. Exp. 


10,617 


.00 


10,942.00 


William J. Wrenn, Jr. 


Cash Salary 


15,875 


.00 


18,000.00 


BRENTWOOD 


Utilities 


1.200 


.00 


1,500.00 




Automobile Allowance 


2.400 


.00 


2,700.00 



115 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
REPORT ON MINISTERS AND CHURCHES 



APPENDIX E 



Pastors and Associate Pastors 

Aiken, Wyatt; Pastor, Mebane Presbyterian Church 
Alexander, G. Woody, Jr. ; Pastor, Centre Presbyterian Church 
Allen, Frank; Pastor, Westview Presbyterian Church 
Askew, Michael; Pastor, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church 
Banbury, James H. ; Associate Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church 
Bledsoe, Jesse; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Pilot Mountain 
Blessing, Linda L. ; Pastor, Flat Rock Presbyterian Church 
Bradford, Ernest; Pastor, Yadkin United Presbyterian Church 
Brammer, Ed. ; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church 

Brannon, Warren; Pastor, Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington 
Brearley, John; Pastor, Elkin Presbyterian Church 
Bullock, Malcolm M. ; Pastor, Thyatira Presbyterian Church 
Carmines, William; Pastor, Siler City Presbyterian Church 
Carpenter, George; Pastor, Starmount Presbyterian Church 
Carter, Charles; Pastor, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church 
Clark, Gray; Pastor, Fellowship Presbyterian Church 
Click, Jay; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Eden 
Clymer, Thomas H. ; Pastor, Franklin Presbyterian Church 
Coates, Frederick A. H. ; Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 

Mooresville 

Coblentz, J. Alexander; Pastor, Back Creek Presbyterian Church 
Cook, Clyde; Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 
Dancy, Kermit W. ; Pastor, Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church 
*David T. Daniel; Pastor, Bixby Presbyterian Church 
Dean, Robert F. ; Pastor, Old Town Presbyterian Church 
Dickens, James; Pastor, Logan Presbyterian Church 
Dumford, Carl W. ; Pastor, Taylorsville Presbyterian Church 
Durway, Dan; Pastor, Crestwood Presbyterian Church 
East, Christopher; Pastor, Buffalo Presbyterian Church 
Eliason, John; Pastor, Piedmont Presbyterian Church 
Eller, James; Associate Pastor, Alamance Presbyterian Church 
Evans, Robert C. , III; Pastor, North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church 
Eversley, Carlton A. G. ; Pastor, Dellabrook Presbyterian Church 
Faw, McLean, Jr. ; Pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church 
Fiedler, Dusty K. ; Co-Pastor, Clemmons Presbyterian Church 
Fiedler, Robert A. ; Co-Pastor, Clemmons Presbyterian Church 
Fravel, Gary; Pastor, Glenwood Presbyterian Church 
Frazier, James T. ; Pastor, Sparta Presbyterian Church 
Freedom, Elijah; Pastor, St. Paul Presbyterian Church, High Point 
Freeman, Robert 0. ; Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Salisbury 
Fuller, Harold E. , Jr.; Pastor, Parkway Presbyterian Church 
Fussell, Tempe; Pastor, Pittsboro Presbyterian Church 
Gentry, Calvin P. ; Pastor, Bethany, Clio, New Salem Presbyterian 

Churches 

Gillespie, Carter; Associate Pastor, Hawfields Presbyterian Church 
Grant, James H. , Jr.; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Lexington 
Gray, Lucius; Pastor, Alamance Presbyterian Church 

Hayes, William; Pastor, Wentworth and Smyrna Presbyterian Churches 

Henderson, James; Pastor, Calvary Presbyterian Church 

Henry, David L. ; Pastor, Unity Presbyterian Church 

Higgins, Cynthia; Associate Pastor, Starmount Presbyterian Church 

*Hobson, J. Samuel, Jr.; Pastor, St. Paul Presbyterian Church 

Holler, Z. N. ; Pastor, Church of the Covenant Presbyterian Church 



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Howard, Russ; Pastor, Vandalia Presbyterian Church 
Hull, Joanne; Pastor, Guilford Park Presbyterian Church 
Hundley, Stephen; Pastor, Prospect Presbyterian Church 
Hunt, Guy W. , Jr.; Pastor, Beulah and Wilkes Chapel Presbyterian 

Churches 

Hunter, George; Pastor, Trinity United Presbyterian Church 
Johnston, William S. ; Pastor, Southminster Presbyterian Church 
Keating, Henry J. ; Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Winston- 
Salem 

Knox, William R. ; Pastor, Lansing Presbyterian Church 
Kopp, Robert; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Winston- Salem 
Kort, Phyllis; Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 
Lannon, Donald E. ; Pastor, Guilford Park Presbyterian Church 
Lee, Robert; Pastor, Faith Presbyterian Church 
Lee-Andrews, David T. ; Pastor, Concord Presbyterian Church 
Lewis, Robert M. ; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury 
Lewis, S. Edwin; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Mooresville 
Long, David A., Ill; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Boone 
Lovelady, Jonathan; Pastor, Sandy Ridge and Pine Hall Presbyterian 

Churches 

Lowery, Ivan; Pastor, Mt. Vernon and Mocksville, Second Presbyterian 
Churches 

Matthews, Robert M. ; Pastor, Fieldstone Presbyterian Church 
McCutchan, Steven P. ; Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church 
Milam, Judson J. ; Pastor, Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church 
Milholland, John L. , III; Pastor, Fifth Creek and Old Providence 

Presbyterian Churches 
Miller, E. Thomas; Pastor, Forest Park Presbyterian Church 
Miller, James; Pastor, Church of the Cross Presbyterian Church 
Mimbs, Donald; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Kernersville 
Montgomery, Reid; Pastor, Speedwell Presbyterian Church 
Morrison, Allen E. ; Pastor, Asbury Presbyterian Church 
Morrison, William H. ; Pastor, Spencer Presbyterian Church 
Nash, David; Pastor, Stony Creek Presbyterian Church 
Nelson, James; Pastor, St. James Presbyterian Church 
Osborne, Robert S. ; Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 

Salisbury 

Partington, David C. ; Pastor, Shallowford Presbyterian Church 
Patterson, S. Curtis; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Thomasville 
Pearson, Karen; Pastor, Freedom Presbyterian Church 
Pharr, Jamie B.; Pastor, Cleveland Presbyterian Church 
Plexico; A. B. ; Pastor, Hawfields Presbyterian Church 

Ploger, George A. ; Pastor, Harmony and Love Valley Presbyterian Churches 
Pogue, Phillip J. ; Pastor, Glendale Springs and Laurel Fork Presbyterian 

Churches 

Rhodes, William C. , Jr.; Pastor, Third Creek Presbyterian Church 
Richardson, Leland A. ; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church 
Ridolfi, Paul N. ; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Mount Airy 
Rissmiller, James; Pastor, Community in Christ Presbyterian Church 
Sharp, Grant M. ; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Statesville 
Sharpe, Danny; Pastor, Greenwood Presbyterian Church 
Shelley, A. Carter; Pastor, Yadkinville Presbyterian Church 
Shetler, Jerold; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 
Shive, Stephen A, ; Pastor, Oakland Presbyterian Church 
Sosebee, Billy F. ; Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington 
Spangler, Laura; Associate Pastor, Graham Presbyterian Church 
Spears, Joe; Pastor, Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church 
Steele, Rollin; Pastor, Springwood Presbyterian Church 



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Taylor, J. Dexter; Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Winston- Salem 
Varker, William; Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Voth, Stanley M. ; Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 

Winston-Salem 

Waldruff, Harold; Pastor, Madison Presbyterian Church 

Ward, W. Russell, Jr. ; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro 

Whitney, Norman; Pastor, Bethany Presbyterian Church 

Wilkerson, John A. , Jr. ; Pastor, John Calvin Presbyterian Church 

Williams, Charles; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 

Wilson, James; Pastor, Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 

Woodall, Paul; Pastor, Bethel Presbyterian Church 

Woodmansee, Scott; Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, High Point 

Wrenn, William; Pastor, Brentwood Presbyterian Church 

Yoder, Robert L. ; Pastor, Bethesda Presbyterian Church 



Non-Parish Ministers 



Allen, James 
Bagnal, Thomas B., 
Barker, Jonathan 
Bell, John W. 
Boyd, L. Adlai 
Burkette, Tryone 
Button, Robert 
Chappel, William H. 
Chase, Carole F. 
Childs, Robert R. , 
Click, Mary Boyd 
Davison, Frank A. 
Deal, Max E. 
Dew, Frank M. 
Dobyns, M. Susan 
*Duay, Barbara 
Ellis, Robert L. 
Evans, Hugh S. 
Freeman, Larry W. 
Gehman, Philip R. 



George, Sherron Kay 
Girard, Scott C. 
Handley, John M. 
Hawkins, J. Stimson 
Herron, Robert W. 
Hilley, John R. 
Johnson, W. Stacy 
Kimmel, Lewis C. , Jr. 
King, Walter W. 
Jr. Kirkland, Benjamin 
Lindsey, Paul 
Long, Laura C. 
Long, Z. Bradford 
Macon, B. Alston 
Marrow, J. Roger 
Martin, Steve A. 
Mauldin, James M. 
Murdock, Kathleen 
Osborne, Connell 
Osmer, Richard 



Partridge, F. L. , III 
Perkins, William T. 
Pharr, Steve M. 
Pickard, Joseph L. 
Reed, Catherine J. 
Reiff, Gerald N. 
Rodenbough, Jeannette 
Ryoo, Paul S. 
Smith, J. W. , Jr. 
Smith, Walter R. 
Stewart, Patricia F. 
Stokes, Jeannette 
Talmage, John B. 
Thomason, Glenn C. 
Truitt, John, Jr. 
Ward, Rockwell, P. 
Watkins, John M. 
Williams, Benjamin 
Williams, J. Gordon 
Woodard, Michael E. 



Honorably Retired Ministers 



Alexander, Alonza M. 
Anderson, Tom B. 
Avent, Lawrence W. 
Brown, Charles L. 
Brown, William 
Burr, David H. 
Calhoun, George S. 
Callis, Cecil C. 
Colquitt, L. B. , Jr. 
Combs, Bobby L. 
Cooper, Watt M. 
Culler, H. H. , Jr. 
Currie, W. M. 
Dick, F. Marion 
Dimmock, Albert E. 
Dixon, C. Wayne 



Fudge, Samuel R. 
Garrison, Joseph M. 
Helm, DeWitt, F. 
Hewlett, Everett A. 
Johnson, Charles E. 
Johnson, Edward J. 
Johnson, John S. 
King, Hardin A. 
Lake, Julian 
Long, William F. 
Luke, John W. 
Macauley, Wilkes 
McAlpine, John R. , III 
McCann, Jerry 
McDaniel, James M. 
McKee, Charles 



Perrell, 0. W. 
Piephoff, Z. T. 
Porter, W. Clark, III 
Price, James L. , Jr. 
Reckard, Charles 
Redhead, John A. , Jr. 
Rhodes, Jane Guthrie 
Seals, D. Hilton 
Sheppard, Lester E. 
Sloan, William W. 
Smith, William R. , III 
Smith, R. Gerald 
Southall, Thompson B. 
Stimson, Jamie D. 
Turner, Robert L. 
Walker, John M. , Jr. 



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Donnell, James T. 
Edgerton, L. Talmadge 
Fisher, Roscoe B. 
Flora, Jeseph W. 
Forbis, Robert L. , Jr. 
Foster, William H. , Jr. 
Foust, Milton M. 



McPherson, Lacy V. 
McSween, Allen C. 
Mull in, Joseph 
Neal, George F. 
Park, Robert F. 
Parker, Darrell A. 
Parker, Joseph K. , Jr. 



Walkup, James W. 
Watts, Roy E. 
Wells, Robert S. 
Whitley, John C. 
Womeldorf, John A. 
Young, Troy A., Jr 



*Being received at this meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

Vacant Churches Seeking Pastors 

Bethesda (Ruffin) Graham 

Collinstown/Francisco Gulf 

Covenant (W-S) Hills/Pine Ridge 

Crossroads Jamestown 

Dogwood Acres/Whispering Pines Mt. Vernon Springs 

East Burlington North Wilkesboro (AoP) 

El Bethel Randolph 

Fairmont 



Vacant Churches Not Seeking Pastors 



Baird's Creek 
Boonville, First 
Cooleemee 
Ebenezer 

Edward Webb Memorial 

Elmwood 

Grace 

Griers 

Hope View 

Immanuel 

Joyce 

Little Joe's 

Lloyd 

Milton 



Oak view 
Peak Creek 
Pleasant Grove 
Red House 
Riverview 
Rumple Memorial 
Shady Side 

Shiloh (Statesville) 

Stoneville 

Tabor 

Trinity (Burlington) 
Yadkin United 
Yancyville 



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APPENDIX F 



BYLAWS OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY CORPORATION 



ARTICLE I — OFFICES 



The principal office of the Corporation in the State of 
North Carolina shall be located at 2554 Lewisville-Clemmons 
Road, Clemmons, North Carolina (when available to occupy. 
The Corporation may have other offices within the 
geographical boundaries of Salem Presbytery). 

ARTICLE II — PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS 

Pursuant to its charter purposes, this corporation is 
organized to act as the financial and secular arm of Salem 
Presbytery, which is a constituent governing body of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This corporation's affairs 
shall be conducted in accordance with, and not at variance 
with, the plans, programs, actions and instructions of Salem 
Presbytery. All other provisions of these bylaws are subject 
to the provisions of this Article and Article III next 
following. 

ARTICLE III — MEMBERS 

Section 1 . Who are Members . The members of this 
Corporation shall be the members of Salem Presbytery, as 
provided in the Corporation's charter. 

Section 2 . Annual Meeting . The members shall meet 
annually at such hour on such date in October of each year, 
at such place as may be set by the membership, or if there be 
no such setting, at 11:00 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday in 
October at the principal office of the corporation. 

Section 3 . Meetings Deemed Membership Meetings . At any 
meeting of Salem Presbytery, the members shall be deemed to 
sit also as the members of this Corporation, and any action 
taken by them, with regard to the property, assets, receipts, 
disbursements, and other financial and secular matters within 
the stewardship of this Corporation shall be deemed corporate 
action, and may be acted and executed upon by the officers of 
this Corporation either with or without further action by the 
Corporation's trustees. 

Section 4 . Other Meetings . There may be such other 
regular or special membership meetings as the Board of 
Trustees of the Corporation may call from time to time. 

Section 5 . Quorum . Twenty-five percent (25%) of the 
members shall constitute a quorum for any meeting. Action 
shall be by majority vote of the members present at any 



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meeting where a quorum is present, unless a greater majority 
is required by law. 

ARTICLE IV — BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Section 1 . General Powers and Qualification . Subject 
to the foregoing provisions of the Bylaws, the affairs of the 
Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Trustees. 
Trustees shall be vested with and may exercise all the powers 
of the Corporation except as otherwise provided by law or by 
these bylaws. Trustees shall be members of the Council of 
Salem Presbytery. 

Section 2 . Who are Trustees . The Trustees of the 
Corporation shall be the members of the Council of Salem 
Presbytery, except that the initial Board of Trustees shall 
consist of the persons named in the Articles of Incorporation 
who shall serve until the first meeting of the Board of 
Trustees. Each trustee shall hold office until the next 
annual meeting of members and until the trustee's successor 
shall have been elected and qualified. 

Section 3 . Meetings . The Board of Trustees may provide 
by resolution the time and place, within Salem Presbytery's 
geographical boundaries, for the holding of regular meetings 
of the Board without other notice. Special meetings of the 
Board may be called by the President or a Vice President, or 
upon written request of a majority of the trustees. 

Section 4 . Quorum . A majority of the Board of Trustees 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at 
any meeting. The act of a majority of trustees present at a 
meeting where a quorum is present shall be the act of the 
Board unless a greater number is required by law. 

Section 5 . Vacancies . Any vacancy occurring in the 
Board of Trustees may be filled by a replacing Council member 
in accordance with the Church constitution. 

Section 6 . Executive Committee . The Board of Trustees 
may designate two or more trustees to constitute an Executive 
Committee, which between meetings of the Board may exercise 
the authority of the Board in the management of the 
Corporation. The Executive Committee, if any, shall keep 
minutes of its proceedings and report them to the Board of 
Trustees . 

Section 7 . Informal or Irregular Action By Board or 
Committee . Action taken by a majority of the Trustees or 
members of a committee is valid if written consent to the 
action in question is signed by all the trustees or committee 
members and filed with the minutes of proceedings of the 
Board or committee, whether done before or after the action 
so taken. A meeting may be held by means of a conference 



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telephone or similar communications device allowing all 
participants to hear one another, to the same extent and as 
fully as if all persons were present in one room at a 
meeting. 

ARTICLE V — OFFICERS 

Section 1 . Number . The officers of the Corporation 
shall be a President, one or more Vice Presidents, a 
Treasurer, a Secretary, and there may be one or more 
Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Treasurers, with such 
other officers and assistant officers as the Board of 
Trustees shall deem desirable. Any two or more offices may 
be held by the same person. The President and all Vice 
Presidents shall be members of the Board of Trustees. The 
President and one Vice President shall be the Moderator and 
Vice Moderator of the Council of Salem Presbytery. The 
Secretary shall be the Stated Clerk of Salem Presbytery. 

Section 2 . Election or Appointment of Officers . The 

officers of the Corporation shall be elected or appointed 

annually by the Board of Trustees at the first meeting of the 

Board following the annual meeting of members. 

Section 3 . Removal . Any officer or agent elected or 
appointed by the Board of Trustees may be removed by it, with 
or without cause, but such removal shall be without prejudice 
to the contract rights, if any, of the person removed. 

Section 4 . Vacancies . A vacancy in any office because 
of death, resignation, removal, disqualification or 
otherwise, may be filled by the Board of Trustees if the 
office does not otherwise in accordance with the 
Constitution. 

Section 5 . President . The President shall be the 
principal executive officer of the Corporation and, subject 
to all other articles of these bylaws and the control of the 
Board of Trustees, shall supervise and control the business 
and affairs of the Corporation. The President shall preside 
at meetings of the Board of Trustees, execute documents 
requiring presidential execution, and in general shall 
perform all duties incident to the office of President and 
such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of 
Trustees from time to time. 

Section 6 . Vice Presidents . Each Vice President shall 
have such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed 
from time to time by the Board of Trustees. At the request 
or in the absence of the President, any Vice President may 
act temporarily in place of the President. 

Section 7 . Secretary . The Secretary shall record and 
maintain minutes of corporate meetings in a proper minute 



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book or books, see that all notices required by law or duly 
given, be custodian of the corporate records and seal, and in 
general perform all duties incident to the office of 
Secretary and such other duties as may be prescribed from 
time to time by the Board of Trustees. 

Section 9 f Treasurer . The Treasurer shall have charge 
and custody of and be responsible for all funds and 
securities of the corporation, receive and give receipts for 
monies payable to the corporation, deposit all such monies in 
the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies or 
other depositories as shall be selected from time to time by 
the Board of Trustees, and in general perform all of the 
duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other 
duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the 
President or by the Board of Trustees. 

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Section 10 . Assistant Secretaries and Assistant 
Treasurers . Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Treasurers, 
in general, shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to 
them by the Board of Trustees or as instructed by senior 
officers . 

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S ection 11 . Compensation . No officer shall be 
prevented from receiving compensation by reason of the fact 
that the officer is also a trustee of the Corporation; but 
compensation, by way of salary or otherwise, shall be 
provided for by the trustees in accordance with the will of 
Salem Presbytery and shall not be paid except for the fair 
value of services rendered. 

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S ection 12 . Bonds . Any or all officers and agents, 
if required by the Board of Trustees, shall give bond for the 
faithful discharge of their duties in such sums and with such 
sureties as the Board of Trustees shall determine. 

ARTICLE VI — BOOKS AND RECORDS 

The Corporation shall keep correct and complete books 
and records of account, and shall also keep minutes of the 
proceedings of its Board of Trustees, of committees having 
any of the authority of the Board of Trustees, and of its 
members . 

ARTICLE VII — FISCAL YEAR 

The fiscal year of the Corporation shall be the calender 
year ending December 31, unless otherwise determined by the 
Board of Directors. 

ARTICLE VIII — SEAL 

The seal of the Corporation shall be circular in form, 
and bear the name of the Corporation and the word "Seal". 



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Some other seal in that form may be adopted in the absence of 
a mechanical impression. 

ARTICLE IX — AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS 

These bylaws may be amended or repealed, and new bylaws 
may be adopted, solely by the affirmative vote of a majority 
of the members of the Corporation. 

Certified to be the bylaws adopted by the initial Board 
of Trustees, in meeting on ] : 



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SESSIONAL OVERTURE 



APPENDIX G 



Whereas, The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
is charged with "the design and administration of a comprehensive 
program of retirement, death, disability, medical, and other benefits 
for ministers, missionaries, and other church workers...." and 

Whereas, as part of their responsibility, The Board of Pensions 
implemented a new benefits plan on January 1, 1987, and 

Whereas, as part of that plan, the Board of Pensions included a 
provision which states "if for a period of two (2) consecutive calendar 
years the Medical Costs incurred by any one individual covered under 
Article XIII exceed the appropriate stop loss amount calculated in 
accordance with the preceding paragraph applicable to the Member whose 
coverage under Article XIII includes such individual, then to the extent 
that the same individual incurs Medical Costs for the same or related 
illness or injury in the next following and any succeeding consecutive 
years, such Medical Costs for that individual which exceed the annual 
deductible applicable to the Member and/or to the Member's Eligible 
Family, as the case may be, in each of the third and succeeding 
consecutive years shall be paid to the Member on the basis of one 
hundred percent (100%) reimbursement subject to cost containment 
provisions of section 13.8." and 

Whereas, the earliest possible date for this provision to be 
implemented is January 1, 1989, and 

Whereas, the estimated 1,750 plan members who are affected by the 
above provision have made family and financial decisions based on that 
provision, and 

Whereas, the individuals affected by this provision may be 
terminally ill, handicapped, or have other serious medical problems, and 

Whereas, there are many other costs involved in the care of these 
individuals, and 

Whereas, all these costs are not covered by insurance, and 

Whereas, often individuals are not eligible for or able to afford 
additional insurance, and 

Whereas, those medical conditions may last for years or for a 
lifetime, and 

Whereas, the cost of such care can devastate a family's finances 
over a long period of time, and 

Whereas, The Board of Pensions at a recent meeting removed the above 
provision, that the Presbytery of Salem at its stated meeting on 
Thursday, April 6, 1989, join the Presbytery of Western North Carolina 
in overturing the 201th General Assembly to 

-reexamine the decision of the Board of Pensions concerning the 
removal of this provision of the current plan based on the financial 
hardship that it will create in many families, and 

-consider leaving the above named provision in the plan in its 
present form or some alternate form, and 

-consider such action retroactive to January 1, 1989, as originally 
planned. 

Respectfully submitted, 



James R. Winning, Clerk 



Robert F. Dean, Moderator 

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INDEX 



Changes In Terms of Calls 109 

Churches 

Commission to Organize 

Korean First Presbyterian Church 85 

Committees, Standing 

Bills and Overtures 81, 100 

Resolutions 81, 100 

Committees of Presbytery, Reports of: 

Budget and Finance Committee . 95 

Committee on Ministry 86 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 95 

Division of Outdoor Ministries 95 

Examinations Committee 89 

Exempt Staff Search Committee 83 

Hunger Committee 99 

Nominating Committee 96 

Enrollment 77 

Installation of John M. Handley 85 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of: 

David Thomas Daniel 94 

J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. 92 

Dismissal of: 

Moffet S. Churn 87 

Burwell J. Shore, III 86 

David L. Smith 86 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships: 

William C. Rhodes, Jr 87 

Burwell J. Shore, III 86 

David L. Smith 86 

Reception of: 

David Thomas Daniel 93 

Barbara Elaine Dua 89 

J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. 91 

Retirement of: 

William C. Rhodes, Jr 87 

Report on Ministers and Churches 116 

Salem Presbytery Corporation Meeting 95 

Stated Clerk's Report 99 



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4 



Minutes of 



SALEM] /«B 
PRESBYuERY 



THIRD STATED MEETING 
LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE 
BANNER ELK, NORTH CAROLINA 
June 23-24, 1989 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



THIRD STATED MEETING 
LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE 
BANNER ELK, NORTH CAROLINA 

June 23-24, 1989 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Moderator-in-Nomination 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



Dale Davidson 
S. Edwin Lewis 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Interim Associate for Christian Education 
Interim Hunger Action Enabler 
Interim Associate for Church Development 
Interim Associate for Special Ministries 
Interim Associate for Camp Ministries 
Interim Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 
Secretary 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 
Walter R. Smith 
Catherine J. Reed 
James Watkins 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Paul Ransford 
Mickey Wiggins 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Rhonda Johnson 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (919) 766-3393 



b. Mr. Han's credo (statement of faith) which follows was approved. 

I believe in the Triune God: Creator (father), Redeemer (son), 
and Sustainer (Holy Spirit). Through the Old Testament, we see the 
power and love of God expressed in God's creation. Not only did God 
make the world and human beings, God called them all "very good". 
More importantly, God the Creator did not "wind up the world" at the 
beginning of its existence, then just let it go. God cares for his 
creation. We do not know precisely how God's providence works 
except as God reveals the loving and just outcomes of it through 
Scripture and the ongoing creation. 

In the "fullness of time", this Creator God demonstrated his 
love for us by sending Jesus to redeem us from sin and death. Jesus 
was born truly human, sharing our life fully. Jesus is also the one 
true and complete revelation of God. In Christ's life, death and 
resurrection we discover the meaning and purpose of all that God 
intends for human life. 

I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior. Jesus saves me from 
myself — from the consequences of my selfishness, pride, and 
hopelessness about life. In his death and resurrection, God opened 
for me the way to new and eternal life. I also acknowledge him as 
Lord of all. No part of life is beyond his redeeming reach and 
love. He is Lord of my personal life, guiding me in difficult 
decisions, and providing hope and strength in my weakness. 

When Jesus was no more physically present with the disciples, 
he sent the Holy Spirit. This is not another God, but the same God, 
making himself known to them and us as a constant abiding presence 
and the source of power. I believe that the Holy Spirit provides 
authority for the believers. The Holy Spirit enabled the writers 
of Scripture to tell truthfully about God, Jesus Christ, and all the 
rest of the things necessary for us to know. The same Spirit 
enables us to read and interpret the Bible for ourselves in 
community. In the words of John Calvin, "it is the inward witness 
of the Holy Spirit" that seals biblical authority for us. The Holy 
Spirit is active and at work now in the present, with the promise 
that he will continue to be so in the future. 

It is clear that, from the very first, the Christian faith was 
a community rather than just the faith of scattered individuals. 
The church is a community in a very special sense. It is not just 
a voluntary fellowship of people. The church is a community created 
by God, called into existence by God, and dependent from God for its 
very life and energy. Christ is the head of the church. The church 
honors Christ when it serves inclusively all people for whom Christ 
died: men, women, children, rich, poor, healthy, sick, the socially 
accepted and the rejected. The claim to be the people of God leads 
not to pride, but to repentance and the promised newness of life 
which flows from God's mercy. This means that, as the people of 
God, we must not only proclaim the good news, but embody it in our 
own lives. If God forgives us, we are to forgive one another. If 
God loves us we are to love one another, even our enemies. If God 
gives good gifts to us, we are to share those gifts with one another 
and all mankind. If God is just in his dealings toward us, we are 
to seek justice for all people. The people of God therefore must 
be a missionary people, an evangelizing people, seeking to proclaim 
the Gospel to all mankind and nations. 



WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by Bill Farthing. Information regarding the 
facilities of the college as well as those areas which would be used during the 
meeting was presented. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 



The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate. (Summary of 

communications/ Appendix A, p. 165.) 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to 
record. (Appendix B, p. 166.) 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator named the following Standing Committees. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS - Kermit Dancy 

Harry Hamilton 

RESOLUTIONS - Bill Hayes 

Jamie Pharr 
Vivian Boyd 



PRESBYTERY COUNCIL REPORT 
J. Herbert Nelson, Moderator 

The Council of Salem Presbytery is continuing to establish a foundation for 
coordinating the committee and division work of Presbytery. We seek you prayers 
and support as we attempt to interpret the will of God for our Ministry within 
the Presbytery. 

The Council has formed three sub-committees which will work throughout 1989 in 
the following areas: 

(1) Budget Building Process - charged with the responsibility of 
establishing a viable system to develop a Presbytery budget which 
would represent the mission of our Presbytery and coincide with 
local church stewardship programs. There will also be several 
educational opportunities which will be available for members of 
Presbytery to become better acquainted with the programs and 
committee work included in the Presbytery's budget. 

(2) Assets Sub-committee - This sub-committee has been formed to 
establish a portfolio of Presbytery's assets including endowments, 
property and other resources received from the three antecedent 
Presbyteries . 

(3) Operations Manual - This sub-committee has the responsibility of 
developing a procedural manual of operation. The effort of 
reviewing three antecedent Presbytery's mode of operation and 
evaluating the leadership styles of Salem Presbytery will probably 
require this sub-committee to engage in an ongoing task. 

The Congregational Life Division is sponsoring a Leadership Training Event to 
be held on September 26, 1989. This event is entitled "Pathways To Leadership" 
and seeks to promote the development and training of leaders in various phases 
of ministry. We encourage your participation in this worthwhile event. 
Brochures and information concerning the "Pathways to Leadership" event were 
distributed. 

We are proud of the diligent work of the LOGO Committee and the drawing which 
has been selected for Presbytery's approval. Special thanks is extended to the 
committee and all who contributed drawings, sketches and other suggestions for 



the project. There were over 30 entries and it is gratifying to have this level 
of participation from the members of the Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the following drawing as the LOGO for Salem 
Presbytery: 

Rational 

The primitive cross design grows up and out of the words Salem 
Presbytery and is a symbol of our historic common faith regardless of 
age, race, class, culture or gender. 

The radiation of light from the cross is indicative of our commitment 
and challenge to spread the word of God through Jesus Christ. 

The simplicity of design is representative of our faith in God through 
Jesus, in its most basic form. 

Design _______ . 




SALEM 
PRESBY 




ERY 



ACTION 

The Loan and Grant Fund was continued, however, the discontinuation of 
interest charges as of January 1, 1989; 



ACTION: 

Permission was granted for Clemmons Presbyterian Church to enter into 
an Easement Agreement with the Utilities Company; 



ACTION: 

The necrology for Pastors and Elders of Presbytery is to be held 
annually at the April Meeting of Presbytery; 



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ACTION: 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at all stated 
meetings of Presbytery for two years. 



SERVICE OF RECOGNITION OF THE HONORABLE RETIREMENT OF 
WILLIAM C. RHODES, JR. 

The Presbytery joined in a Service of Worship and Recognition of the Honorable 
Retirement of William C. Rhodes, Jr. 



LUNCH 

The Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 P.M. and was led in Prayers of 
Thanksgiving by Jerrold Shetler. 



FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 
The Presbytery reconvened at 1:55. 



COORDINATING COUNCIL REPORT (Cont'd.) 



ACTION: 

The Committee on Women of Color was established and the following 
description of Purpose, Responsibilities, Membership, Lodgement Within 
Salem Structure, and Budget was approved as amended: 

THE COMMITTEE OF WOMEN OF COLOR 
PROPOSAL FOR SALEM PRESBYTERY 

PURPOSE 

The goals of the Committee of Women of Color of Salem Presbytery will 
be: 

1. To advocate and intentionally work for full participation of women 
of color in the life of the church. 

2 . To be an interpreter and an advocate for the concerns of women of 
color. 

3. To build a consciousness raising network within Salem Presbytery. 

4. To promote leadership training events for Women of Color and to 
encourage scholarship support to enable participation. 

5. To identify, educate and stimulate action by Women of Color on 
relevant ecclesiastical and justice issues. 

6. To be prepared to exercise leadership within Women of Color groups. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

This committee will be responsible for planning and implementing 
activities that will fulfill the purpose as stated by doing the 
following: 



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1. Providing a means for encouraging and enhancing the full 
participation of Women of Color in the decision making processes 
for Salem Presbytery. 

2. Supporting the mission of Salem Presbytery by addressing the 
concerns of Women of Color and by coordinating Women of Color 
ministries . 

3 . Providing support networks for women of color as they seek to make 
contributions to the life of the Presbytery. 

4. Working with other women's groups in the Presbytery. 

5. Providing representation at various denomination, ecumenical and 
secular events. 

6. Participating in women's leadership events in the Presbytery. 

MEMBERSHIP 

The following are membership guidelines: 

1. That the Committee (CWC) be composed of nine members (racial ethnic 
women) . 

2. That members of the Committee be nominated by the Presbytery 
Nominating Committee and elected by the Presbytery. The term of 
office shall be the same as that for other Presbytery committees. 

3. That the Presbytery Nominating Committee nominate the chairperson 
from the membership. 

4. That resource persons (with voice, but no vote) include 
a. One advisor from each of the following groups 

1. Justice for Women (when organized) 

2 . Presbyterian Women 

3. Women Employed by the Church (when organized) 

LODGEMENT WITHIN SALEM STRUCTURE 

1. That Women of Color be a committee of Presbytery. 

2. That Women of Color report directly to Presbytery through the 
Division of Church in the World and the Presbytery Council. 

3. That CWC be related to other presbytery entities through linkages 
and staff responsibilities. These Presbytery entities shall 
include, but not be limited to, Justice for Women, the Committee on 
Representation. 

BUDGET 

The Committee would become a part of the Presbytery budget with funds 
being provided for the following types of activities. 

A. ADMINISTRATION 

1. Full committee meetings (projected two per year or the same 
number as other presbytery committees) 

2 . Secretarial Support as needed 

3. Other - to include telephone, postage, duplication, and 
supplies . 

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4. Speakers and consultants for events planned by the committee. 
B. MISSION 

1. Participation in Advocacy events — scholarship Presbytery 
Committees ) 

2 . Leadership Training events 

3. Developing local church Women of Color Committees 

4 . Networking 

5. Resourcing 

6. Expenses for attendance at Synod level meetings and events 

7. Publicity/Brochures, etc. 

8. Ecumenical involvements (er. Church Women United) 
Estimated yearly expenses: $2,500 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION REPORT 
Don Hart, Moderator 

The Church Development Division is beginning its work in this vital area of 
Presbytery's life. The Evangelism Committee has gotten off to a quick start. 
It has met several times during the past months and has attempted to define how 
best we can be of help to local churches in carrying out their evangelism 
program. The Small Church and Church Development Committees have just gotten 
word of the appointment of their membership and will be underway soon. 

The Transitional Mission Task Force carrying over from 1988 sponsored the 
Celebration of Mission at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem on May 10. 
There was good response from more than a hundred who attended. The Reverend Mr. 
Gary Demarest, Associate Director for Evangelism of the General Assembly 
Evangelism and Church Development Ministry Unit, Ms. Ervin Bullock, Peace 

Enabler for Arkansas Presbytery, and Ms. Murphy Davis, Co-founder of the Open 
Door Community in Atlanta were the featured speakers and workshop leaders. 

Evangelism Committee members will attend Evangelism Conference in Montreat on 
July 4-8 and at the Columbia Seminary on July 10-14. It is the hope of the 
Committee that the people attending these conferences will be able to help local 
churches in carrying on their evangelism programs. 

Accompanying this packet is an evangelism Survey which the Evangelism Committee 
requests be completed and returned either at the June Presbytery Meeting or by 
mail to: 

Evangelism Committee 
P. O, Box 1763 
Clemmons, NC 27012 

Your prompt response will be appreciated. 



Council recommended the approval by Presbytery of the Hunger Committee proposals 
concerning continuing partnerships in Zaire and Ghana through 1992 and the 
Guidelines For The Use of Restricted Hunger Funds. 



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POLICIES ON REIMBURSEMENT 



The Council of Salem Presbytery has dialogued and debated over several issues 
concerning reimbursement of Presbytery members participating in Presbytery 
sponsored events. We are concerned with exercising stewardship in program 
planning and administrative expenses. Council has sought to explore such issues 
as determining what constitutes hardship cases, Christian Educators' expenses, 
workshop participants' planning time, and other areas which do not represent 
ordinary circumstances. Although Council has not debated fully the gray areas 
of most of these issues, we felt the need to offer preliminary recommendations 
that represent and attempt to be responsible stewards. 

Presbytery considered and approved the following recommendations of Council as 
Salem Presbytery policies: 



ACTION: 

Ordinarily meals are considered an individual's responsibility unless 
an overnight meeting is scheduled. The cost of overnight accommodations 
also are ordinarily borne by individuals unless the committee's schedule 
precludes returning home overnight. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery tabled the following recommendation until its October 
meeting. 

That honorariums for leaders from Salem Presbytery at Presbytery 
sponsored events not be paid. (Due to "Pathways to Leadership" planning 
having previously been completed prior to this recommendation, Council 
requests that this event not be included in this policy in 1989. 



BLACK CAUCUS 

Catrelia Hunter of the Black Caucus presented Dr. James Reese, Director of the 
Racial Ethnic Ministry Unit of the General Assembly. Dr. Reese shared a black 
perspective on the Bicentennial of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 



CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 
Plans for the "Pathways To Leadership" event were presented. 



HUNGER COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Moderator 

The Hunger Committees from Salem and New Hope Presbyteries met at Camp New Hope 
on Tuesday, May 2, 1989 resulting in the following recommendations which were 
made to be forwarded to the respective councils. Presbytery considered and 
approved : 



ACTION: 

Continuation of shared hunger ministry partnerships in Zaire and Ghana 
through 1992 with the following Guidelines: 

a. Hunger Committee Moderators of both Salem and New Hope 
Presbyteries will alternate responsibilities annually for joint 
committee functions; 

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b. International funds will be channeled to PCUSA treasurer through 
each presbytery. 

c. Hunger committees will identify administrative, education, and 
promotional responsibilities and delegate responsibilities to 
assure continuity and effective committee functions; 

d. The moderator of Salem Presbytery Hunger Committee will serve as 
the contact person for the Ghana partnership, and the moderator 
of New Hope Presbytery Hunger Committee will serve as contact 
person for the Zaire project, and the two moderators will be in 
communication with one another and assure the information is 
shared with the respective committees. 

e. CCS (Zaire project) Board members and Ghana Consultation 
representatives will ordinarily be representatives of both 
presbyteries ; 

f. A joint sub-committee will exist for each of the international 
partnerships with representatives from both Salem and New Hope 
Presbyteries. 



The Committee recommended and Presbytery approved the following Guidelines: 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 
GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF RESTRICTED HUNGER FUNDS 

1 . GOALS : 

a. Projects shall be directed at benefiting hungry or malnourished people, 
and/or encouraging their participation in planning and implementing 
projects . 

b. Domestic projects ; While first consideration will be given to new 
projects, expanding projects, and emergency situations, the Hunger 
Committee will consider grants for any on-going project providing food 
relief once the above priorities have been addressed. 

c. International Partnerships ; Priority for partnerships will be 
expressed in developing long-term commitments with particular programs 
and churches abroad. 

2. CATEGORIES: All grants for direct food aid or food-related 
projects/partnerships will be approved under the following categories: 

a. Domestic ; To help start new projects; expansion of existing project; 
assistance to existing programs in emergencies or in special 
situations; assistance to continuing programs. 

b. International : Partnerships/projects recommended by appropriate Units 
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 

3. FORMULA FOR DISTRIBUTION: 

International 60% 

Domestic 35% 

Education and Promotion 5% 

4 . Endorsement Reguired : 

a. Domestic : Recommendation by session of a local church. Local church 
involvement prior to funding is reguired. This involvement can be 



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either by direct sponsorship, or by projects in partnership with 
others. Ecumenical involvement is encouraged particularly when 
challenge grants or matching funds are utilized. Applicants must 
complete the application form provided by the Hunger Committee. 

b. International ; Recommended by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and 
approval of Salem Presbytery. 

5. All domestic projects will be visited by the Hunger Action Enabler or a 
member of the Hunger Committee. In addition a representative from the 
project will be interviewed by Hunger Committee members designated by the 
Moderator of the Hunger Committee. 

6. Domestic grants except for emergencies will be approved twice a year in 
March and October. In order to be considered for approval, applications 
must be received by the Hunger Committee a minimum of one month before the 
Hunger Committee meets to approve such grants (in February and September). 

7. Project grants which remain unused within one year after date of receipt due 
to changing circumstances shall be returned to Salem's Restricted Hunger 
Fund . 

8. Recipients of project funding shall report to the Hunger Committee at the 
end of the funding year on the use of funds and the effectiveness of the 
project . 

9. Hunger Fund Expenditure Approval: for both Domestic and International 
grants the following policies apply: 

a. Expenditures of up to $1,000 require only Hunger Committee approval. 

b. Expenditures of $1,000 up to $5,000 must be approved by the Division 
of the Church in the World upon recommendation of the Hunger Committee. 

c. Expenditures of $5,000 and over must be approved by Presbytery Council 
upon recommendation of the Hunger Committee and the Division of the 
Church in the World. 

10. Salem Presbytery's operating budget will fund the Hunger Action Enabler and 
Hunger Committee expenses. 

11. Information and assistance needed to interpret information required is 
available through the Hunger Action Enabler (919) 765-3393. 

DATE: HAT 31, 1963 

2-CENTS-A-HEAL GIVING THRU SfiY 31, 1383 
CHURCH HARE : JANUARY : FEBRUARY : RARCH : APRIL : RAY : YTD TCTAl : 



ALARANCE 




278.28 


145.65 


248.77 


149.34 


821.66: 


ALLEN TEKPLE 












.83: 


ASBURY 












.38: 


ASHEBORO, FIRST 












.63: 


BACK CREEK 












.33: 


BAIRU'S CKEEK 












.89: 


BETHANY, 5RAHAH 




165.38 


1E4.E5 


129.95 


£69.16 


638.68: 


BETHANY, STfiTESvILLE 












.39: 


BETHEL 


£8.88 




113.63 






133.65: 


BETHESDA. RUFF IN 












.59: 


BETHESDA, STATESVILLE 










58.33 


33.33: 



141 



BEULAH : 






31.58: 






31.59: 


BIXBY : 












.83: 


BOONE, FIRST ; 


258.29: 


139.63: 


68.33: 


146.89: 


29.85: 


635.56: 


BOONEVILLE, FIRST : 












.88: 


BRENTWOOD : 












.83: 


BUFFALO : 




142.65: 


284.33: 


56.88: 


279.75: 


674.39: 


BURLINGTON, EAST : 




414.35: 








414.95: 


BURLINGTON, FIRST : 








123.78: 


143.23: 


266.98: 


CALVARY : 












.88: 


CAMERON : 












.83: 


CENTRE : 




181.25: 


135.53: 


183.17: 


399.99: 


783.31: 


CHURCH OF THE COVENANT : 












.88: 


CHURCH OF THE CROSS : 




44.32: 


8.98: 


47.85: 


44.42: 


143.73: 


CLEMMONS : 




63.51: 


123.35: 


144.71: 




343.27: 


CLEVELAND : 












.69: 


CLIO : 












.88: 


COLLINSTOIsN : 












.88: 


COMMUNITY IN CHRIST : 








193.43: 




133.43: 


CONCORD, STATESVILLE : 








19.99. 




18.38: 


COOLEEMEE 












: .88: 


COVENANT, yiNSTON-SALEll 




: 37.44 




: 133.12 


: 39.87 


: 297.43: 


CRE5TU00D 












: .38: 


CROSS ROADS 












: .88: 


DANBURY 












: .88: 


DELLABRQOK 












: .83: 


DOGWOOD ACRES 












: .88: 


EBENEZER 












: .83: 


EDEN, FIRST 




68.58 


184.36 


25.76 


: 119.53 


: 318.75: 


DWARD WEBB MEMORIAL 








: 73.28 




: 73.28: 


EL BETHEL 












: .88: 


ELKIN 




352.52 


157.37 


: 134.96 


: 169.94 


: 864.83: 


ELKUOQS 








39.33 




: 38.93: 


FAIRMONT 






78.88 




: 91.39 


: 161.38: 


: AITH 




63.48 




66.54 


23.72 


153.66: 


FELLOWSHIP 












: .89: 


FIELDSTONE 












: .99: 


FIFTH CREEK 












: .98: 


FLAT ROCK 


J J. DC 




38.78 


169.16 




: 246.48: 


FOREST HILLS 












: .88: 


FOREST PARK 




31.45 




115.25 


: 47.27 


: 133.37: 


FRANCISCO 












: .89: 


FRANKLIN 












: .99: 


FREEDOM 












: .69: 


GLENDALE SPRINGS 












i .89: 


GLENUOOD 






288.89 






: 299.69: 


GRACE 












: .98: 


GRAHAM 








: 183.55 




: 183.55: 


GREENSBORO, FIRST 












: .38: 


GREENWOOD 












: .89: 


GRIERS 












: .38: 


GUILFORD PARK 












: .38: 


GULF 




: 128.88 








: 123.93: 


HARMONT 








: 69.99 




: 68.88: 


HAWFIELDS 




: 32.58 




: 113.33 




: 285.33: 



142 











479.85: 


584.85: 


934.70: 










382.88: 




332. B8: 


HILLS : 

II ILL j * 












.88: 


HOPE VIEW : 












.88: 
125.88: 


MANUEL CHINA GROVE : 


125.88: 










JAHFSTOUN ! 




116.86: 




49.76: 


53.78: 


228.48: 


JUHH LHLViri i 




121.76, 


165.58: 


346.43: 




633.69: 


TflYPF : 












.88: 


KFSMFESUTl 1 F FTft^T 












.88: 


i auctuc • 
LHNoliHo • 












.88: 


LAUREL FORK 












.88: 


1 FXINGTOK FIRST 






1,699.83 


24B.87 




1,939.98: 


1 FYTWfiTM ^FrfiKu 
LLAlH.u 1 Urli OLwUnv 












.88: 
.38: 


LITTLE JOE'S 




















188.88 




: 188.88: 


1 OGAM 












i .88: 


1 niJC Ufii 1 FY 

LUVC VHLLl 1 












: .88: 






. 10. 23 


: 25.73 


: 29.45 


: 34.48 


: 99.91: 


ntcHrit 












: .80: 


jirsni'Tfli 

ntnUfUHL. 




i 51.15 


i 98.94 


58.45 


: 116.55 


: 317.89: 


HTI TTVJ 












: .83: 


NfirXQUT! i F FTW 




198 Ti 








711 ?9- 


XflfK^UT! ! F IFrflNfi 

nUun-jV ILLLi JLwUny 












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nUUI\C.jViLLL 1 ril\Jl 








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f,4 8 r i 


1 ?77 *! S * 


MrUlViT flTSY FIn'IT 
niHin i mm ■ riiwi 












: .86: 


HCIIHT 7FFFFRWN 

[Willi 1 JLirLnOUn 










i 336.78 


: 336.78: 














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l"wl\ 1 II UlL.-.L.'i'.l'j 




488 79 






?35 94 


fc?6 71- 


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99 96 


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38? 87 


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, 4, 000. 07. 
















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: .88: 


SALISBURY, FIRST 




: 1,337.51 






: 999.53 


: 2,337.84: 


SALISBURY, SECOND 


: 88.63 


: 183.31 


: 137.61 


: 119.47 


: 113.91 


: 562.93: 


SANDY RIDGE 












: .08: 



143 



StDucrlELD : 




u.ic. 


117 1 7. 


7A 37. 


CO AQ. 


IV. 30. 

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61 j. It 






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5HlM.LL 












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bi. kHUL, bhttnoMJftU 












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CT Dflll! UTfliJ DflTUT 
bl . rHUL. nlurl Fulfil 












: .33: 


1 H(\nUun l 






: 737.86 


95.39 


; 413.15 


1,381.23: 


CTO.TTC.UTi 1 F FTECT 




?8A 63 






: 118.45 


: 399.16: 


SlUrlLVlLLC 








! 53.88 




58.38: 


QTnHY PPTFX 
1 Un 1 uP-Ccr, 












.88: 


i Helta 










■ Q A L Q 


: £04. bd: 


tavi ncciiTi ! r 
iHTLuhbVlLLL 




OCT ft 7 


: oo.o4 


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: 423.14: 


TJT'": r i P! 

IHIrfj) IMCiS 






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! lo. :i 


4.8/ 


T OQ 
i CJ.00 


', iit.ii'. 


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: djc.^rj 




: too. so 




: 576.33: 


TUVATT5A 












fin ■ 

: .38: 


TDTV1TTV r-liCI ^TTOU 

IhiNil i, sUKLinUlUfl 












: .oo: 


Tt'TkJTTV IJTUOTftU CM 

IMfuiY, WiNbiuN-bHLhn 




: /j 








: 177.67: 


TDTUTTV HViTTTi 












QQ ■ 

.da: 


UiuM, sUlWLtHr 






■ oaa 3 'J 
: cot), do 




■ 1C3 71 


! ooc.o4: 














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■ QQ. 

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: 1. boo. so 




: l.boo.ob: 


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■ QQ. 

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WHISPERING PINES 








: 33.39 




: 33.39: 


KiHSM-oHLLri, rlKa! 








: 1E3.11 




: 123.11: 


YADKIN 












: .33: 


YADKINVILLE 












: .88: 


YANCEYVILLE 












: .39: 
: .88: 



TOTAL : 558.58: 6,139.79: 6,588.29: 8,454.89: 6,288.86: 27,948.31: 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the forwarding of the Grant Proposal for funding 
for a Hunger Action Enabler to the Presbyterian Hunger Program and 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 



144 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 
Don Lannon, Moderator 



Willie Garvin reported. 

STAFF On May 15, 1989, Ms. Willie Garvin began her work as Presbytery 
Associate for Finance and Business Affairs/Treasurer. She has been busy 
becoming familiar with the new organization and the jumble of problems 
associated with budgeting and finance. 

CONCORD AUDIT RECEIVED The 1988 audit of Concord Presbytery has been received 
and is available at the Presbytery Office. 

NEW COMPUTER After struggling for five months with the malfunctioning 

computer from Concord Presbytery, it was decided to purchase a new computer for 
the finance office. With the advice of some lay people in the Presbytery, an 
IBM compatible with a modem and a hard disk and tape backup was purchased and 
has been installed. A second similar computer was also purchased for use by 
other staff members. 

SOFTWARE PROBLEMS CONTINUE The Presbyterian Information Management System 

(PIMS) which was purchased for use by the Presbytery is still not reliable. 
Finally, after repeated attempts by the support company to correct the problems, 
the system is slowly beginning to show signs that it might work, but there are 
many bugs to be exterminated. With the new computer and continuing help from 
the support company, it is hoped that the problems will soon be corrected. In 
the meantime, we will be doing the books manually. 

TRANSITION CONTINUES Transition into a new Presbytery continues but at a 

slower pace. The antecedent Presbyteries have divided their assets and 
delivered them to the new Presbyteries. There are still many matters which must 
be resolved between the new Presbyteries before the transition can be considered 
completed. We are negotiating with New Hope and Western North Carolina 
Presbyteries concerning the apportionment of expenses incurred since January 
1989. We hope that by the next meeting of Presbytery, we will be able to give 
an account of the status of the transitional funds. 



ACCEPTANCES FALL SHORT OF ASKINGS To date the acceptances by the churches for 
the 1989 Budget amount to $1,970,359 against a budget of $2,100,000. This 
leaves a shortage of $129,641. A suggested revision to the Budget will be 
distributed at the meeting of Presbytery. 

RECEIPTS SLOW COMING IN With acceptances of $1,970,359 we should have 

received $820,983 through May. Actual receipts have only been $506,258 leaving 
a shortage of $214,723. Churches are encouraged to bring their contributions 
up to date. 

DESIGNATED GIVING CONCERNS When a church's per capita assessment and 

designated giving to General Assembly causes are added together and divided by 
the total given by the church, this amount sometimes exceeds the amount which 
the Presbytery has designated for Assembly causes. (Currently 30.6%) This 
means that the Presbytery ends up with a shortage of funds for Presbytery 
designated causes. Twenty-nine churches have fallen in this category for 1989. 
This leaves the Presbytery with a shortage of $13,169. 

FINANCIAL MATTERS A complete and current Financial Statement was distributed. 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 

Malcolm Bullock reported. Presbytery named the following persons to its 
committees . 



Presbytery Council Spiritual Formation and Enrichment 

'89 - Jim Grant '89 - Terry Lashley 

'91 - Chip Steele '89 - Mary Smith 



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Committe on Ministry 

'89 - Ester Preston 
'89 - Robert Stevenson 

Preparation For Ministry 
'89 - David Daniel 

'90 - 

'91 - 



Examinat ions 

'91 - Russell Ward 

Professional Development 
'89 - Larry Freeman 
'89 - Allen Morrison 

'90 - 

'91 - 



Permanent Judicial Commission 
'89 - 



Evaluation and Goals 

'89 - Doug Aiken 

'89 - 

'91 - Darlene Young 

Representation 

'89 - Dorothy Mintz 

'89 - June Jones 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'90 - Tom Vinson 

'90 - Clare Morehead 

'90 - 

'91 - Bill Wrenn 

'91 - Martha Smith 

'91 - 



Educational Ministry 

'89 - Martha Young 
'90 - John Brearley 
'91 - Donna Chase 

Leadership Development 
'89 - Paul Ridolfi 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'90 - 

'91 - Emmett Br ingle 

Stewardship Education 

'89 - Charles McKee 
'89 - Dr. Balsey 
'89 - Marian Cameron 

'90 - 

'91 - Julius Fulmore 

Worship and Music 

'89 - Claire Holt 
'89 - Curtis Patterson 
'89 - Jim Rissmiller 
'90 - Margaret Marks 
'91 - Margaret Gill 

Resource Centers 

'89 - Frank Carter 

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'89 - 

'91 - Pat Scheible 

Fellowship and Recreation 
Need 3 Class '89, 
2 Class of '90 
3 Class of '91 

Hunger 

'89 - Ella Mae Phelps 

Social Justice 

'89 - Gray Clark 
'89 - Robert McBride 

'90 - 

'91 - Richard Wharton 
'91 - Ginny Sobert-Rhyne 

Criminal Justice 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'90 - Guy Hunt 

'90 - 

'91 - Alvis McAlexander 

'91 - 



International Missions 
'89 - Robert Yoder 
'91 - Philip Pogue 

Ecumenical Relations 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'90 - ^ 

'91 - Addison Hill 
'91 - 



Racial Ethnic 

'89 - Carolyn Brockmann 
'89 - Frances Houston 
'89 - George Ploger 

'90 - Harry Hamilton 

'91 - Lib Lanier 

Women's Ministry 

'89 - Lovie McBryde 
'89 - Margaret Eckerd 
'89 - Muriel Ward 
'91 - Margaret McKnight 
'91 - Jackie Wilson 

Higher Education 

'89 - Jim Allen 
'89 - Doris Betts 
'89 - George Neel 

Outdoor Ministry 

'89 - David Anderson 
'89 - Charles England 
'90 - Kathy Carpenter 
'90 - Robert Thaxton 
'90 - Fred Poetzinger 
'91 - Reggis Blackburn 
'91 - Phiefer Johnson 



'89 - 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'90 - Ada Settles-Brown 

'91 - Pat Robinson 

'91 - Park O. Williams 

Youth Ministry 

'89 - Marvin Norman 

'90 - Lucille Batts-Little 

'91 - John Edwards 

Singles Ministry 

'89 - Nancy Terry 

'89 - Mary Lou Lee 

'89 - 

'91 - Katy Reed 

Adult Ministry 

'89 - Jack Marshall 

'89 - Steve Fogarty 

'89 - 

'89 - 

'90 - Elaine Button 

'90 - Whit East 

'91 - Joanne Hull 

'91 - 



Children's Ministry 

' 89 - Becky Lee-Andrews 
'89 - Audrey Robinson 

'89 - 

'90 - Darryl Ray 

'90 - 

'91 - Eleanor Wilson 



Budget and Finance 
'90 - Don Mimbs 
Don Lannon was elected 
Moderator 

Communicat ions 

'89 - Lee Alma Vaughn 
'89 - Lovie McBryde 
'89 - Robert Lloyd 
'90 - David Lee-Andrews 
'90 - Julian Friday 
'91 - Col. Henry F. Murray 
'91 - Julius Fulmore 
'91 - 



Personnel 
'91 - 



Evangelism 

'89 - Molly Morgan 

Small Church Development 
'89 - Shelia Wright 
'89 - James Miles 
'89 - Phyllis Chambers 
'91 - Fred Cundiff 

Church Development 

'89 - Virginia Mott 
'89 - Bill Sosebee 
'89 - Bonnie Burkett 
'90 - Marilyn Scales 
'91 - Betty Hankins 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
David Nash, Moderator 

David Nash, moderator, reported on the committee's program. He asked local 
churches to invite the Evangelism Committee to assist them with their 
evangelism. 

PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE PRESENTATION 

Frank Dew reported activities of the Peacemaking Committee. He led the 
Presbytery into a peacemaking activity. 



PROGRAM FAIR 

At 5:00 the Presbytery moved to a room where the work of the committees was 
displayed. The Fair enabled presbyters to see the work of he entire presbytery, 
and to meet the committee members. 

DINNER 

At 5:30 the Presbytery recessed for dinner. 



FRIDAY EVENING SESSION 
The Presbytery was reconvened at 7:00 P.M. by the Moderator. 



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YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
Fred Coates, Moderator 

After approval of a funding plan and selection procedure by the Coordinating 
Council on May 4, 1989, the Youth Ministry Committee began soliciting 
nominations from the presbytery's churches for youth and adult delegates to 
attend the 1989 Youth Triennium to be held at Purdue University on July 22-27. 

Twenty (20) persons responded by the deadline. All nominees were recommended 
by their local minister/DCE/Clerk of Session and approved by their local church 
session. 

Since the response was less than the total allotment of thirty-seven (37) 
delegate slots to Salem Presbytery, all applications were approved, all nominees 
were invited to register for the Triennium (one slot was retained for an as yet 
to be named advisor*) and the remaining delegate slots were released for use by 
other presbyteries. 

Below is the list of delegates as of June 20, 1989. Last minute changes of 
plans may necessitate substitutions or cancellations. 



Last Name 


First 


Home Church 


Aqe 


Sex 




Ayres 


Jennifer 


FPC - Asheboro 


17 


F 




Campbell 


Edward 


Reid Memorial (Mooresville) 


26 


M 


Advisor 


Campbell 


Tori 


Reid Memorial (Mooresville) 


15 


F 




Gammon 


Casey 


Greenwood (Reidsville) 


16 


F 




Gaylor 


Virginia 


Covenant (Winston-Salem) 


16 


F 




Heaggans 


Tyrone 


Mt. Tabor (Cleveland) 


16 


M 




Jackson 


Jill 


Greenwood (Reidsville) 


18 


F 




Jordan 


Mark 


Prospect (Mooresville) 


23 


M 


Advisor 


McCutchan 


Nicole 


Highland (Winston-Salem) 


17 


F 




Midkiff 


Tiffany 


Flat Rock (Flat Rock) 


15 


F 




Patterson 


Kimmy 


Greenwood (Reidsville) 


18 


F 




Phif er 


Kendra 


St. Paul (High Point) 


17 


F 




Scheboth 


Karen 


Greenwood (Reidsville) 


30 


F 


Advisor 


Sharpe 


Danny 


Greenwood (Reidsville) 


29 


M 


Advisor 


Smith 


Thea 


Reid Memorial (Mooresville) 


15 


F 




Stone 


Melanie 


FPC-Asheville 


18 


F 




Teeter 


John 


Prospect (Mooresville) 


15 


F 




Troutman 


Karen 


FPC-Asheboro 


15 


F 




Walker 


Heather 


FPC-Asheboro 


17 


F 




Watson 


Allyson 


Highland 


17 


F 





*One more female advisor is needed according to the Triennium guidelines. The 
committee is actively recruiting volunteers. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery urged its churches to remember these youth and adult 
delegates in prayer, especially during their trip, July 21-28, asking 
God to use the Triennium experience to deepen their faith and 
commitment to Jesus Christ, the Church and its work. 



COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. N. Holler, Moderator 

1. The committee has held regular meetings on April 11, May 2, May 23, and an 

annual consultation meeting with inquirers and candidates on May 27. SUMMER 

MEETINGS WILL BE AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT ON JUNE 27 AND 
AUGUST 1, BOTH AT 3:15 P.M. 



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2. The committee has been hard at work in developing the policies and materials 
that will enable it to function effectively, supportively , and personally 
in its dealings with inquirers, candidates and sessions who are involved in 
the preparation process. As soon as possible the essentials of these 
policies will be communicated to the presbytery. 

3. On May 27 the committee hosted an annual consultation meeting to which all 
inquirers and candidates were invited. Present were inquirers Steve Hannah, 
Alan Paschal, and Betty Sue Sherrod; and candidates Carol Dyson, Martha Anne 
Fairchild, Robert Jeffords, Carl Manuel, Steve Snipes, Robert Messick- 
Watkins, Shannon White, and Alan Wright. Also present to help the 
participants to understand the present situation of the PC (USA) and its 
personnel system, as well as to discuss challenges and opportunities for its 
ministers, were our Executive Presbyter, John Handley, pastors Harold Fuller 
and Ivan Lowery, and UNCG campus minister, Barbara Dua. The committee is 
most grateful to these helpers, to the inquirers and candidates themselves, 
and to the Highland Presbytery Church (our hosts) for making this a most 
successful meeting. It greatly helped the committee members form a clearer 
picture of the shape and importance of our responsibilities. 

4. The committee encourages all pastors and sessions to be in contact with us 
through a committee member or through Z. Holler, Moderator, concerning any 
persons who express an interest in preparation for ministry - especially if 
they are considering entering into the inquiry/candidacy process. The whole 
procedure is a lot more complicated than it used to be. It is also more 
thorough, and in the long run should prove more helpful. But it requires 
the sort of coordination between the individuals, sessions and presbytery 
that can best be carried out smoothly if the committee is contacted at the 
very beginning. So call on us. We want to help. 

5. The committee is pleased to recommend that Betty Sue Sherrod, an inquirer 
from the First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem and a student at 
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, be examined and enrolled as 
a candidate for the ministry under care of Salem Presbytery in accord with 
the Book of Order 14.0305e, f ,g. 



ACTION: 

Ms. Betty Sue Sherrod was examined and enrolled as a Candidate for the 
Ministry of Word and Sacrament under care of Salem Presbytery. 



REPORT OF SYNOD COMMISSIONERS 

Elijah Freeman and Margaret Marks spoke briefly on the meeting of the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic which was held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, 
May 21-22, 1989. 



REPORTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioners to the 201st General Assembly, recently concluded in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, reported to the Presbytery. Those reporting were Elder Gladys 
Bailey, Minister Clyde Cook, and Elders Clayton Davidson and Marge Monroe. 



BICENTENNIAL WORSHIP AND COMMUNION 

Presbytery was led in worship by David Partington, Donald Armitage and Jane 
Reese, Director of the Racial and Ethnic Ministry Unit of the General Assembly 
Karen E. Pearson, pastor of the Allen Temple Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, 
and Freedom Presbyterian Church in Statesville, preached a sermon entitled 
"Increasing the Yield" from I Corinthians 3:1-9. 



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ADJOURNMENT FOR THE EVENING 



Presbytery adjourned for the evening following worship and an ice cream social, 
courtesy of Lees-McRae College. 



SATURDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 8:45 A.M., the Presbytery divided into three sections to hear sermons by 
Candidates for Ordination J. William Black, Robert Alvin Bryant, and Steven Alan 
Snipes . 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE (Cont'd.) 
G. Woody Alexander, Moderator 

The Examinations Committee recommends to the Presbytery three candidates for 
ordination. Prior to the meeting of the Presbytery, the committee has reviewed 
their academic transcripts, sermon and exegesis, Credo (statement of faith) 
Personal Information Form, the denomination exam papers in Bible, Theology, 
Polity, Worship and Sacraments as well as an oral exam in the above categories 
which lasted one and one-half hours for each candidate and/or transferring 
minister. All of these matters are found in order and we present them for the 
floor exam and preaching of the sermon. 



RECEPTION OF J. WILLIAM BLACK 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of J. 
William Black. 

a. J. William Black is a candidate of the Presbytery of Eastern 
Virginia and a member of Kempsville Presbyterian Church, Virginia 
Beach, Virginia. He has earned a B.A. degree from Duke University 
and a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Mr. Black 
seeks ordination so that he may accept the call to the Pine Ridge 
and Hills Churches. 

b. Presbytery approved the Sermon, "What Sort of Man Is This" from 
Matthew 8:23-27 preached by Mr. Black. 

c. A certification of satisfactory grades in the five areas covered by 
the Presbyteries' Cooperative Examinations for Candidates was 
accepted by Presbytery. 

d. Mr. Black's credo (statement of faith) which follows, was approved. 

My parents attended a Presbyterian Church when I was growing 
up, and I had the great benefit of some excellent Sunday School 
teachers who exposed me to the Bible and taught me about Jesus. Our 
church had a gifted preacher, and when I became old enough to pay 
attention and understand what he was saying from the pulpit, I was 
amazed at how relevant the Bible was to my life. As I got involved 
with the youth group, I was deeply challenged by the fact that many 
of the leaders and participants experienced a reality — forgiveness 
that the resulting gratitude and joy, peace with God and assurance 
of salvation, and a day-to-day relationship with God through Christ- 
-that I had never known. When, at a communicants' class retreat, 
my pastor explained to us more fully who Christ was and what he had 
done for people like me, that I too could be forgiven and could be 
reconciled with God, that God was in fact eager for me to turn to 
him and would help me reorient my life around his priorities, I 
believed the gospel and was baptized, and took the first steps of 
that pilgrimage that continues today. 



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As I have grown in grace and studied the Scriptures, the 
following assumptions have instructed my faith and served as 
foundation stones for my life and ministry. The Bible, having been 
inspired by the Holy Spirit, is uniquely God's self-disclosure to 
humanity and the revelation of God's redemptive purpose in Christ. 
As such it is both wholly trustworthy and fully authoritative. 
There is one and only one God, who is revealed as triune. That is 
to say, the one God exists eternally in three persons — the Father, 
the Son and the Holy Spirit. Humanity, though bearing God's image 
and created for special service to God, has nonetheless through 
disobedience, rebellion and idolatry become completely alienated 
from God. As God's enemies, people face separation from God 
forever. But God, in great love and mercy, has bent human history 
to his redemptive purpose, culminating in the coming of Jesus of 
Nazareth, God incarnate. After perfectly fulfilling God's law, 
Jesus, by his death on the cross, offered himself as an atoning 
sacrifice for all whom he would save, taking upon himself their sin 
and thereby making reconciliation with God possible. Jesus rose 
again bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven. God now gives 
the gift of the Holy Spirit to his people to apply the redemption 
won by Christ. The Spirit also, gathers communities of believers to 
be Christ's Church, and empowers them, individually and corporately, 
to reflect the love and character of Jesus into the world and to 
continue his ministry and the advance of his rule to the ends of the 
earth. Jesus will come again to consummate his victory over God's 
enemies, to save those who trusted in him and to condemn those 
persisting in rebellion, finally leading his people into God's 
eternal Kingdom where he shall reign forever. 

Believing these things as I do and having begun to experience 
their reality in my own life, I feel called, indeed joyfully 
compelled, to be a minister in Christ's Church. I feel profoundly 
the call to preach, so that others might hear the good news and that 
God's people be led into a deeper experience and more consistent 
expression of Christian discipleship. And I feel profoundly the 
call to serve — to help those who hurt or grieve, to pray, to model, 
to lead, and to equip God's people that they might better fulfill 
God's calling for their lives. 



Salem Presbytery received J. William Black into its membership by 
approving the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission from Norfolk 
Presbytery. 

b. The Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Black and the Hills and Pine Ridge Presbyterian Churches 
effective July 1, 1989; the following terms of call from the Hills 
and Pine Ridge Presbyterian Churches were approved; and the call was 
ordered placed in his hands. 



ACTION: 



Hills 



Annual Salary 

Housing & Utilities Allowance 
Social Security Equiv. 
Pension & Ins. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 
OMoving Costs 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



$ 9,102 
2,962 
771 
2,952 
375 
1,050 
1/2 Total 



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Pine Ridge 



Annual Salary 
Housing Allowance 
Social Security Equiv. 
Pension & Ins. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 
Moving Expenses 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



$ 9,102 
2,962 
771 
2,952 
375 
1,050 
1/2 Total 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Black as the Pastor of the Hills and Pine Ridge Presbyterian 
Churches on August 27, 1989, at 6 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Linda Blessing 

Ed Henegar 

Jim Mauldin 
Patricia Joyce 
Howard Shawn Hunter 
Alvis McAlexander 
Ledia Eads 
Stanley Voth 



Preside & Propound 



Minister 



the Constitutional Questions 



Preach the Sermon 

Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 



Ed Henegar of the New Hope Presbytery was invited to sit with 
the commission and preach the sermon. 

Mr. Black was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF ROBERT ALVIN BRYANT 



ACTIONS: 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Robert Alvin 
Bryant . 

a. Robert Alvin Bryant is a candidate of the Presbytery of South 
Louisiana and a member of Norwood Presbyterian Church, Norwood, 
Louisiana. He holds the B.S. Degree from Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University and a M.Div. from Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia. Mr. Bryant seeks ordination so that he may 
be installed as Pastor of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 
Mebane, N. C. 

b. Mr. Bryant's sermon, "More Than Conquerors", from Romans 8:31-39 was 
approved. 

c. Certification of satisfactory grades in the five areas covered by 
the Presbyteries' Cooperative Examinations for Candidates was 
accepted. 

d. Mr. Bryant's credo (statement of faith) which follows was approved. 

God is the Creator, Governor, and Redeemer of heaven and earth. 
All of creation is an act of God and a constant witness to God's 
activity in the world. Because God is the author of all life, all 
life owes its existence to God. The created order is a gift from 



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God and is to be treated as such. God's activity is known because 
God has chosen to reveal Godself to the creation. Although nature, 
history, and conscience all bear witness to God's activity, a saving 
knowledge of God is known only through God's self -disclosure in the 
decisive and final revelation of God and God's promises in Jesus 
Christ. 

Human beings are creatures formed in God's image and called to 
be in relationship with God and each other. All of us are unique, 
unrepeated miracles of God, blessed with special talents. We are 
also finite creatures with a propensity for satisfying our own 
selfish desires. Disobeying God's command to trust him in all 
things, we repeatedly seek to be our own masters. We belong to a 
humanity that is in rebellion, alienated from God and from each 
other. Sin affects our entire being, infiltrates our relationships 
with others, and permeates the structure of society. 

In Jesus Christ, God proclaims his love and mercy for a 
rebellious humanity. God frees people from sin and death through 
faith in Christ. In the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we 
discover who God is, and likewise, we discover what it means to be 
human. In Christ, we are freed from the creaturely powers we had 
given ourselves over to, and our eyes and hearts are opened to the 
truth that our final destination is affected only by the power of 
God. And since no creaturely power can separate us from God's love, 
and we ourselves are creatures, then finally our own repeated and 
limitless rebellion against God is conquered. God saves us from our 
last and greatest enemy, ourselves. It is not our love and devotion 
that keeps us in relationship with God; it is God's love for us 
shown through Christ and experienced through the Holy Spirit. 

As the church, we receive our life, faith, and unity from 
Christ who is present with us in both Spirit and Word. God calls 
the church into being and provides all that is needed to achieve its 
mission in the world. The church represents Christ and his kingdom 
to the world. It is also an instrument of God for fulfilling his 
purposes in the world. The church is a worshipping community that 
responds in joy and praise to God's creating, governing, and 
redeeming activity in the world. 

The Bible is the written record of God's promises, 
commandments, and special revelation. It is God's word, and is a 
fully reliable guide for our faith and practice. Prayerfully read 
through the spectacles of faith and interpreted with reference to 
Scripture, the Bible is a means of grace that reveals God and God's 
will for creation. 



Salem Presbytery received Robert A. Bryant into its membership by 
approving the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Mr. Bryant from 
the Presbytery of South Louisiana. 

b. The Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Bryant and the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church effective 
July 1, 1989; the following terms of call from the Cross Roads 
Presbyterian Church were approved; and the call was ordered placed 
in his hands. 



ACTION: 



Annual Salary 
Utilities Allowance 
Social Security Equiv. 



$16,000 
3,200 
1/2 



Pension & Insurance 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



Provided 
600 

.21 per mile 



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Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Mr. 
Bryant as Pastor of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church on August 
6, 1989, at 4:00p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



David Nash 

David Whiteley 
Neel Fleming 
Rocky Ward 
A. B. Plexico 
Gene Anderson 
John Truitt 
Kevin Channel 



Preside & Proupound Minister 

Constitutional Questions 

Preach Minister 

Charge the Minister Elder 

Assist in Worship Minister 

Declaration of Ordination Minister 

Questions to Congregation Elder 

Charge the Congregation Minister 

Assist in Worship Minister 



David Whiteley, a member of the Presbytery of the James, and Kevin 
Channel, a member of Shenandoah -Presbytery , were invited to sit with 
the Commission and preach and assist in worship respectively. 

Mr. Bryant was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF STEVAN ALAN SNIPES 



ACTIONS: 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Stevan Alan 
Snipes . 

a. Stevan Alan Snipes is a candidate of Salem Presbytery and a member 
of the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. He has a B.A. degree 
from Appalachian State University, Boone, N. C. and a M.A.T.S. and 
a M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. His 
most recent professional services have been in counseling for a 
Mental Health Center and Director of Christian Education at North 
Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. 

b. Mr. Snipes' sermon entitled, "On Honoring God", from II Timothy 1:3- 
14 was approved. 

c. A certification of satisfactory grades in the five areas covered by 
the Presbyteries' Cooperative Examinations for Candidates was 
accepted. 



d. Mr. Snipes 'credo (statement of faith) which follows was approved. 

I believe in God, Creator of the world and its creatures. We 
know God through the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
God provides richly for creation. As part of creation, persons 
belong to God who loves us and provides our daily needs. God 
expects our love and obedience. 

I believe in God, Redeemer of the world and its creatures. 
Although creation is good, we willingly disobey God and fall short 
of God's expectation. Sin penetrates humanity so thoroughly that 
we cannot free ourselves from its power. Sin is overcome only by 
God's gracious love shown in the redeeming work of our Lord, Jesus 
Christ, God's son. Through him we are restored to God. This we do 
not deserve and cannot earn. 



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I believe in God, Sustainer of the world and its creatures. 
As God gave life, God continues to give newness to life, making 
possible for us lives which have meaning and purpose. We are called 
to be part of Christ's work, seeking redemption and reconciliation 
in the world. Holy Spirit guides and empowers us, the Church, to 
carry out this mission toward the goal that every knee shall bow and 
every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God 
the Father. 



ACTION: 



Salem Presbytery received Steven A. Snipes into its membership by 
approving the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral relationship 
as Associate Pastor between Mr. Snipes and the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church effective July 1, 1989; the following terms of 
call from the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church were approved; 
and the call was ordered placed in his hands. 



Annual Salary $18,205 

Housing Allowance 5,924 

Social Security Equiv. 1,541 

Pension & Ins. 5,904 

Continuing Ed. /Books 750 

Automobile Allowance 2,100 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



b. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Snipes as Associate Pastor of the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian 
Church on August 16, 1989 at 7:30 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



John M. Handley 

Malcolm M. Bullock 
Charles J. Gowing 
Jamie Pharr 
Robert C. Evans, Jr. 
Sharon Long 
Samuel R. Ogilvie 



Preside & Propound Minister 

Constitutional Questions 

Preach the Sermon Minister 

Charge the Minister Elder 

Charge the Congregation Minister 

Lead in Worhsip and Prayer Minister 

Prayer of Confession Elder 

Old Testament Reading Elder 



Charles Gowing of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta was invited to 
sit with the commission and charge the minister. 

d. Mr. Snipes was instructed to sign the obligations required of 
a minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF ANN BROWNLEE JAHNES 



ACTIONS : 

Presbytery approved the Committee and floor examination of Ann Brownlee 
Jahnes . 

a. Rev. Ann B. Jahnes is a member of New Hope Presbytery. She seeks 
the transfer to Salem Presbytery as a minister at large. Her most 
recent pastorate at Grifton Presbyterian Church was terminated in 



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1988 so that she could accompany her husband to High Point, N. C. 
as his job moved. She holds the B.A. degree from Rollins College, 
Winter Park, FLorida; a Diploma of Ecumenical Studies from St. 
Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland; M.Div. from Princeton 
Theological Seminary, Princeton, N. J. 

Mrs. Jahnes' credo (statement of faith) which follows was approved. 

Christian faith is a great joy and a challenge. To know Jesus 
Christ as Lord and Savior is a wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit, 
yet to follow Him demands personal decision and discipline. 

The basis and the center of faith is the Word of God, and Jesus 
Christ our Lord is the Living Word. In the Christian life, our 
convictions are instructed by the witness of Jesus Christ through 
the Holy Scriptures. The Scriptures tell the story of the 
divine/human relationship: our creation, God's intentions for us, 
the trials of life, our rejections of God, God's judgement upon us, 
and our opportunities for forgiveness and renewal are recorded 
there. God's Divine Word reveals the ultimate truths which surpass 
and transcend human life and death. 

God is our Creator, whose ongoing processes of new life are 
constant and continuous. The Creator's gift of life is grace, and 
we can be ever-amazed at the graceful kindness and correction, 
forgiveness, and opportunities for renewal which God grants us. 
God's providence is a guiding light which enables us to direct our 
lives according to divine intention for shalom ; the health, 
happiness, and wholeness of all of creation. I believe we 
experience judgement when we are separated from the way of the 
Creator. 

We know God through the life, ministry, death, and resurrection 
of Jesus the Christ, son of God, who is uniquely at one with God and 
with humanity. Christ suffers with us when life is tough and 
rejoices with us when life is great. Through Jesus Christ as 
mediator, we are assured forgiveness for our sins and promised a new 
hope. The love of Christ enables us to meet God, not in fear of 
retribution against our disobedience and selfishness, but with the 
welcoming anticipation of a child returning home. 

God's Holy Spirit makes this love present everywhere. Its 
power indwells within our hearts and unites us as God's children, 
effecting our acknowledgement of truth and our capacities for 
compassion and service. 

Sin grows from our free will. We are not puppets on a string, 
but responsible participants in the ongoing caretaking of our home, 
this earth, and in ministry to our friends and neighbors. We sin 
when we willingly reject these responsibilities, and when we 
contribute to divisiveness and hostility. I believe we suffer for 
our sings. The work of our Lord Jesus Christ empowers us, as 
Christians, to seek forgiveness all times and to carry forth with 
renewed devotion for better, fuller lives. 

The Church is a gift of God, brought into being by the Holy 
Spirit. We are a community who acknowledges our Christian faith as 
distinctively and fundamentally the essence of human life in 
relation to God. We are called by Christ to gather together to 
praise and reaffirm our commitment to the triune God. Through our 
fellowship we are strengthened to carry out Christ's healing 
ministry. The Church finds its life sustained through the 
sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper. These were instituted 
by Christ himself to be effective vehicles for experiencing the real 
presence of Christ, and for celebrating and commemorating our 
redemption in Him. 

The Kingdom of God on earth, for which Christ taught us to 
pray, is both a present reality and a future hope. We must face 
the realities of human suffering, oppression, and conflict, and face 
the truth that we live in the darkness of sin. And yet, we find 
divine purpose imbedded within the foundations of this world, and 
we can believe that where the love of Christ is, there the Kingdom 
of God will reign. 

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We can look forward to the promises of New Creation. The 
resurrection of Christ is our assurance of eternal life beyond 
death. In faith and hope, we confidently face the mystery of our 
final future, believing in New Life, unity, and fulfillment 
according to divine purpose. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery received Ann B. Jahnes into its membership by approving 
the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Mrs. Jahnes 
from the Presbytery of New Hope. 

b. The Presbytery approved Mrs. Jahnes as a Member-at -Large. (She has 
moved with her husband to High Point. She is seeking a temporary 
or permanent pastoral relationship with one of our churches. 

c. Ms. Jahnes was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF DENNIS JOHN SEBESAN 



ACTIONS : 

Presbytery approved the Committee and floor examination of Dennis John 
Sebesan. 

a. Rev. Dennis J. Sebesan is a member of West Virginia Presbytery where 
he has been pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bluefield, 
West Virginia. He seeks admission to Salem Presbytery in order to 
be installed as Pastor of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church. Mr. 
Sebesan holds the A. A. degree in Accounting from Goldey Beacom 
Junior College, Wilmington, Deleware; the B.S. in Business 
Administration from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.; M.S. 
degree in Management from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 
Arkansas; the D.Min. degree from Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, Virginia. 

b. Mr. Sebesan' s Credo (statement of faith) which follows was approved. 

I believe that Jesus Christ has revealed a God who is deeply 
concerned about, and involved in, our world. God has identified 
Himself with humanity in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, and has 
redeemed His children through the Cross and Resurrection. Jesus was 
actively involved in His community through a ministry of healing, 
forgiveness, and restoration. His ministry continues today through 
the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. 

The Holy Scriptures contain God's shocking and transforming 
self-revelation to humanity. The Bible is the inspired Word of God 
which speaks continuously to our needs and shortcomings. My 
personal faith is reflected in my weekly preaching which relates 
Biblical truth to contemporary situations. 

I acknowledge the validity, necessity, and Scriptural 
foundation of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 
Baptism, being both the act of God and the Church, consecrates a new 
life in Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is a remembrance that 
Christ gave His body on behalf of humanity through His death on the 
Cross. The Sacraments are the signs and seals of God's love and 
grace. 



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The universal Church is the spiritual body of Christ on earth. 
I accept and affirm the teachings of the Presbyterian Church (USA) 
as contained in the Constitution of our Church. 

Our theology as Presbyterians is reformed, therefore we, as 
individuals, need to examine the reforming work of the Holy Spirit 
in our own lives. God does not change, but human beings do. The 
task of any theology is to constantly seek to match the unchangeable 
truth of God with the changing needs and situations of society. In 
humble reliance upon the grace of God, and in cooperation with the 
faith community, I shall strive to develop my personal theology 
accordingly. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery received Dennis 
approving the following actions. 



Sebesan into its membership by 



The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Mr. Sebesan 
from West Virginia Presbytery. 

The Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Sebesan and the Jamestown Presbyterian Church effective 
July 1, 1989; the following terms of call from the Jamestown 
Presbyterian Church be approved; and the call was placed in his 
hands . 



Cash Salary $23,320 

Housing Allowance, Utilities 13,904 

Social Security Eguiv. 4,847 

Auto Allowance 2,250 

Pension/Medical Insurance 9,119 

Continuing Education 1,560 
Moving Costs 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 

The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Mr. 
Sebesan as Pastor of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church. 



NAME 

David Henry 

Arnold Love 11 
Jamie Pharr 
Jim Guin 
Steve Pharr 
Catherine Bonner 
Rudolph Boone 
Marge Monroe 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Preside & Propound 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach 

Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 



Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



Arnold Lovell of West Virginia Presbytery was invited to sit with 
the commission and preach the sermon. 

Mr. Sebesan was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



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COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jud Milam, Moderator 

The Committee on Ministry has continued in its struggle to bring order out of 
chaos, with only a limited amount of success. Since we are a new presbytery, 
there are no established policies, procedures, or routines in place for the 
orderly conducting of business. We are appreciative to Grant Sharp and our 
Vacancies subcommittee for their work in establishing many policies and 
procedures. In addition, the presbytery support staff has been limited, as well 
as the professional staff. But, we have done well, we believe. And, the Lord 
has been good to us. We are excited about the possibilities of this Committee 
in the future, particularly as the presbytery strengthens its support and 
professional staff. 

The Committee made the following recommendations and Presbytery acted as 
follows: 



ACTION - MINISTERS TRANSFERRING TO OTHER PRESBYTERIES 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry concerning 
dismissals were admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as its 
actions : 

a. The Rev. John Miller Watkins was transferred to Geneva Presbytery 
so that he may accept the Call as part-time pastor of the Fairville 
Church in Fairville, New York; and the half-time Chaplain position 
at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. 

b. The Rev. Fred H. Currie was transferred to Shenango Presbytery for 
the purpose of accepting the Call from the Fairf ield/Milledgeville 
Churches in Milledgeville, PA. 



ACTION - TEMPORARY SUPPLY RELATIONSHIP 



The following action concerning a Temporary Supply Relationship was 
admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as its action: 



a. The Rev. J. Randy Hall , a Baptist minister, was allowed to serve the 
Fairmont Church of Lexington as a Temporary Supply. 



ACTION - STATED SUPPLY RELATIONSHIPS 
Presbytery established 

a. A Stated Supply relationship between the Rev. Victor C. Scott and 
the East Burlington Church, for a period of six months beginning May 
1, 1989. 

b. A Stated Supply relationship between the Rev. Milton M. Foust (Mac) 
and the Randolph Church of Asheboro for a period of one year, 
beginning July 1, 1989. 

c. A Stated Supply relationship between the Rev. Mr. Jack C. Ramsay 
Jr., a member of the Presbytery of New Hope, and the Yancyville 
Presbyterian Church for one year effective July 1, 1989. 



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ACTION - HONORABLE RETIREMENT OF ALONZA M. ALEXANDER AND 
HARRY SPENCER THOMAS 

a. Salem Presbytery granted the Rev. Alonza M. Alexander (Mickie) of 
Louisville, KY, honorable retirement effective March 30, 1989. 

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b. Salem Presbytery granted the Rev. Mr. Harry Spencer Thomas, Jr. 
honorable retirement effective August 1, 1989. 



ACTION - OTHER MINISTERS INSIDE OUR BOUNDS 

a. Salem Presbytery granted its permission for the Rev. Victor C. Scott 
of the Presbytery of New Hope to labor inside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery. 

b. Salem Presbytery granted permission to the Rev. Mr. Jack C. Ramsay, 
Jr., a member of the Presbytery of New Hope, to labor inside the 
bounds of Salem Presbytery for one year effective July 1, 1989. 



ACTION - PARISH ASSOCIATE RELATIONSHIPS 






Salem Presbytery approve the establishment of 






a. A Parish Associate relationship between the Rev. 
Session of First Church of Greensboro. 


Barbara Dua and 


the 


b. A Parish Associate relationship between the Rev 
the Session of Sedgefield Church of Greensboro. 


. Charles McKee 


and 



ACTION - CHANGES IN 


TERMS OF CALL 






The following changes 


in Terms of Call were 


approved : 




NAME OF MINISTER 








AND CHURCH 




1988 


1989 


Barbara Dua 


Cash Salary 


$16,538 


$17,200 


UNC-G 


Housing Allowance 


11,025 


11,466 




Soc. Sec. Equiv. 


1,794 


1,866 




Pension & Ins. 


5,871 


7,022 




Cont. Ed. /Books 


750 


750 


Sherron K. George 


Salary 


20,884 


22,599 


BRAZIL 








James K. Wilson, Jr. 


Cash Salary 




24,650 


SEDGEFIELD 


Housing Allowance 


10,650 


11,883 




Benefits 




9,402 




Automobile Allowance 




3,500 




Professional Allow. 




1,000 



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ACTION - CONCERNING PEAK CREEK CHURCH 

Presbytery called a congregational meeting at the Peak Creek Church for 
the purpose of electing officers to the Session, as permitted in the 
Book of Order , section G-7.0303. Presbytery authorized the Committee 
on Ministry to provide training, ordain and install these officers. 
(Since this church does not presently have a Session, they are unable 
to call a Congregational Meeting. This action on the part of Presbytery 
would comply with the wishes of those in leadership roles in this 
church. ) 



ACTION - APPOINTMENT OF SESSION MODERATOR 

Presbytery appointed the Rev. Mr. Jack C. Ramsay, Jr., a member of the 
Presbytery of New Hope, as moderator of the Session of the Yanceyville 
Church for one year effective July 1, 1989. 



ACTION - OUTSIDE OUT BOUNDS 

Presbytery granted permission to the Rev. Mr. James M. McDaniel, 
retired, permission to Labor Outside its bounds as a supply minister in 
the Presbytery of South Alabama for one year, retroactive to January 1, 
1989. 



ACTION - INTERIM RELATIONSHIP 

Presbytery approved the extension of the Interim Supply Relationship 
between the Rev. John G. Truitt, Jr. and the Graham Presbyterian Church 
for a period of six months, beginning July 15, 1989. 



The Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel is looking for 
chaplains, particularly for service in the Army and Navy. Ministers under the 
age of forty-one that might find this work interesting should contact the 
Presbytery Office. 

PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION 
A presentation was made by Mr. Doug Aiken of the Presbyterian Foundation. 



PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 

Frank Dew summarized the results of the small group gatherings from Friday 
afternoon. He offered suggestions for continuing the dialogue at local level 
between churches of the antecedent presbyteries. He reviewed the goals of the 
Presbytery's Peacemaking Committee. 



STATED CLERK'S REPORT 

Exceptions to Property Provisions 
In Accordance with G-8.0700 

The following churches have notified the presbytery through its Stated Clerk of 



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their action to claim the exceptions on church property which are allowed under 
the provisions of the Form of Government, G-8.0701. These congregations have 
acted in regular manner in accordance with provisions of the constitution and 
have notified the presbytery of their action, as required. No action is 
required by the presbytery in this matter. Following are the names of the 
congregations from which the presbytery has received notification since its last 
stated meeting. 

Church Date of Congregation's Action 

Siler City June 4, 1989 

The Council is working toward the transfer of deeds to the property of various 
churches held by the antecedent presbyteries to the corporations of those 
churches. Communication has been received indicating that such a transaction 
initiated by the Presbytery of Concord in disposing of the property of a 
dissolved church in Wilkes County has been completed. Salem Presbytery has 
received a copy of a Quitclaim Deed made the to Bethel Community Baptist Church 
of Wilkes County to complete that transaction. 

The Trinity Church of Elon College has requested that deed held by Orange 
Presbytery be transferred to them. The Clemmons Church has made the same 
request (that deed was held by the former Presbytery of Concord) . 



ACTION: 

Presbytery authorized its Trustees to take the steps necessary to 
transfer all deeds to property of its active member churches which are 
held by the Presbytery to the corporations of the appropriate churches. 



The rolls of ministers of Salem Presbytery are slowing being clarified. 
Ministers Jeffrey D. Smith, at large, and Frank C. Wilkinson, retired, were 
inadvertently overlooked in the adjusting of the rolls between the former 
Fayetteville Presbytery and Salem as it came into existence. Their names have 
been added to the Salem rolls in accordance with the Articles of Agreement for 
establishing the new presbyteries. 

Special Disciplinary Committee 

Salem Presbytery in Special Meeting Session February 2, 1989, at Mount Tabor 
Church in accordance with D-7.0400 and D-7.0800 of the Rules of Discipline, 
authorized the Moderator of the Presbytery to appoint a Special Disciplinary 
Committee. With its Moderator, the Reverend Steve Pharr, that Committee has 
diligently and prayerfully pursued its responsibilities. 

Communication from the Special Disciplinary Committee indicates that they have 
a charge with accompanying specifications that is appropriate and has now been 
filed with the Permanent Judicial Committee. 

Notice of Incorporation 

Bethel Presbyterian Church October 26, 1988 

McLeansville, NC 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church May 28, 1989 

Salisbury, NC 



SESSIONAL RECORDS REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT 
Kermit Dancy, Chairman 

The Sessional Records Review Committee has reviewed the sessional records 
presented at this meeting of presbytery. Of our 158 churches, 80 sessions 
presented their records for review. A total of 23 records were approved without 



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exception and 54 were approved with exceptions. There were 78 sessions that did 
not present their records. 

Sessions Whose Records Were Approved WITH or WITHOUT EXCEPTION: 



Allen Temple 


Forest Hills 


Old Providence 


Asbury 


Forest Park 


Old Town 


Asheboro, First 


Francisco 


Parkway 


Back Creek 


Franklin 


Pilot Mt. , First 


Bethany, Statesville 


Freedom 


Pine Ridge 


Bethel 


Glendale Springs 


Pittsboro 


Bethesda, Statesville 


Grace 


Presby. Church of the 


Burlington, First 


Greenwood 


Covenant 


Calvary 


Harmony 


Prospect 


Centre 


Hawf ields 


Randolph 


Clemmons 


Highland 


Reid Memorial 


Cleveland 


John Calvin 


Reidsville, First 


Collinstown 


Kernersville, First 


Saint Andrews 


Cooleemee 


Lansing 


Salisbury, First 


Covenant 


Laurel Fork 


Shallowf ord 


Crestwood 


Lexington, First 


Smyrna 


Dellabrook 


Lexington, Second 


Sparta 


East Burlington 


Lloyd 


Spencer 


Eden, First 


Love Valley 


St. Paul, Greensboro 


Priua t"H Wf=>}~)h Mpmnr* i al 


11C1L1UL J- J_ 


Stonv Creek 


Elkin 


Mocksville, First 


Taylorsville 


Elmwood 


Mooresville, First 


Third Creek 


Fairmont 


Mount Jefferson 


Trinity, Burlington 


Fieldstone 


Mount Tabor 


Trinity United 


Fifth Creek 


Mount Vernon 


Unity 


Flat Rock 


New Salem 


Wentworth 


ACTION: 






Presbytery approved the 


report of the Sessional Records Committee and 


commend the 80 churches 


for their diligence in 


presenting their records 


to this meeting of presbytery for review. 





ACTION: 

Presbytery instructed Council to appoint a committee composed of members 
from all antecedent presbyteries to compose rules for examination of 
sessional records. The committee is to submit its recommendations at 
the next regular meeting of Presbytery for approval of rules. A copy 
of the rules will be mailed to all Clerks of Sessions. 



RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE REPORT 

Bill Hayes presented the following resolution which was approved. 

Whereas Lees-McRae College extended to Salem Presbytery warm and thoughtful 
hospitality in so many ways: from ice cream to sheets, from a formal 
welcome to an abundant salad bar. Roy Krege obviously has the gift of 
hospitality and understands the meaning of servanthood. 

Whereas this meeting of Salem Presbytery got off to an exciting and joyful start 
with the calling of two new staff members: Carter Shelley as Associate for 
Care and Development of Leadership and Hewon Han as Associate for 
Congregational Life. Our diverse, yet unified staff image is for us a 
rainbow of hope for what the Church may yet become. 



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Whereas the recognition of the honorable retirement of Bill Rhodes stirs in us 
both thanksgiving for his years of ministry and envy of the leisure which 
he will now enjoy. 

Whereas at many and varied times we were led in worship which nurtured, 
inspired, challenged, and comforted by God's power working through Jim 
Reese, Karen Pearson, Don Armitage and David Partington. 

Whereas we were drawn into conversations with one another and exposed to a 
wealth of information about our presbytery by means of brainstorming and a 
program fair. 

Whereas we were enriched and enlivened by hearing news of the Church's larger 
ministry in the form of reports from Synod and General Assembly 
Commissioners and the description of our partnership projects in Africa. 

Whereas we are ourselves enlarged as new ministers enter the bounds of our 
presbytery to be fellow laborers in the Salem vineyard. 

Whereas with grace and intelligence and constant good human Dale Davidson served 
as moderator. 

THEREFORE, be it resolved that those attending this meeting of Salem Presbytery 
offer thanksgiving to God for being present with us in this place at this 



The next meeting of Salem Presbytery will be on October 24, 1989, at 9 A.M. at 
the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N.C. 



Presbytery was adjourned at 12:30 P.M. The moderator offered the closing 
prayer . 



time. 



OTHER BUSINESS 



ADJOURNMENT AND LUNCH 



A- 



John M. Handley 
Stated Clerk 




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APPENDIX A 



COMMUNICATIONS 



The Stated Clerk presented various communications which were received and acted 
upon as follows: 



Letters from James E. 
Andrews 



Letter from Rev. James 
M. McDaniel 

Letter from Jack C. 
Ramsay, Jr. 

Letter from Katherine 
Cheek, Siler City 

Applications for 
Retirement Pension 

Quitclaim Deed 



Letter from Bethel 
Presbyterian Church 

Letter from Robert 
J. James 

Resolution from 
Trinity Church 



Commitment to Peacemaking 
Trinity Church, Burlington 
Freedom Church, Statesville 

Laboring inside the bounds 
of Salem Presbytery 

Laboring inside the bounds 
of Salem Presbytery 

Reporting Property 
"Exemption" 

Alonza Millard Alexander 
Harry Spencer Thomas, Jr. 

Bethel Community Baptist 
Church 

Incorporation Papers 



Dismissal for David Daniel 



Alamance County 



Referred to Peace- 
making Committee 

Referred Committee 
on Ministry 

Referred Committee 
on Ministry 

See Stated Clerk 
Report 

Referred Committee 
on Ministry 

See Stated Clerk 
Report 

See Stated Clerk 
Report 

Referred to Stated 
Clerk for filing 

See Stated Clerk 
Report 



CALLS TO MINISTERS: 
Dennis J. Sebesan 

Robert A. Bryant 

J. William Black 

Steven Alan Snipes 



Jamestown Church 
Pastor 

Cross Roads Church 
Pastor 

Hills and Pine Ridge Churches 
Pastor 

North Wilkesboro Church 
Associate Pastor 



Referred Committee 
on Ministry 

Referred Committee 
on Ministry 

Referred Committee 
on Ministry 

Referred Committee 
on Ministry 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS TO ORDAIN/ INSTALL 
David T. Daniel Bixby Church 

J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. Jamestown Church 

Paul S. Ryoo Korean First Church 



Admitted to Record 
Admitted to Record 
Admitted to Record 



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APPENDIX B 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to record the following minutes of 
Administrative Commissions appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 



INSTALLATION OF DAVID T. DANIEL 
AS PASTOR OF THE BIXBY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ADVANCE 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Bixby Presbyterian Church of Advance, North Carolina, May 7, 1989, at 6:35 p.m., 
with Ministers John Handley, Robert Dean, Jonathan Lovelady, David Henry, and 
Elder Carl Tutterow present and was opened with prayer by John Handley. Elders 
Mike Neal and James Winning were excused. Quorum present. John Handley was 
elected Moderator and David Henry Clerk. John Handley presided and led the 
congregation in a service of worship. Robert Dean preached, after which John 
Handley recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service and 
proposed the constitutional questions to both the minister and the congregation. 
These being answered in the affirmative, David T. Daniel was installed as the 
Pastor of the Bixby Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and the Book 
of Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Jonathan Lovelady and to 
the congregation by Carl Tutterow. The service was concluded with the closing 
prayer by Carl Tutterow. Leaders of the congregation came forward and gave the 
new Pastor their right hand in token of cordial reception and affectionate 
regard . 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Robert Dean. 



INSTALLATION OF J. SAMUEL HOBSON, JR. 
AS PASTOR OF THE ST. PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the St. 
Paul Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, April 23, 1989, at 6:45 
p.m., with Ministers Jim Wilson, Bob Herron, Don Lannon, Mac Foust, Leslie 
Tucker, and Elders Sue Foust, Clyde Albright, Bill Tullar, and Sam Hobson, Sr. 
present, and was opened with prayer by Jim Wilson. Quorum present. Jim Wilson 
was elected Moderator and Don Lannon Clerk. Jim Wilson presided and led the 
congregation in a service of worship. Leslie Tucker preached from Ephesians 4:1- 
16, a sermon entitled, "I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church", after which Jim 
Wilson recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service and 
proposed the Constitutional Questions to the Minister. Don Lannon proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to the Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative, J. Samuel Hobson, Jr. was installed as the Pastor of the St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of 
Order. The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Bob Herron, and to the 
Congregation by Bill Tullar. The service was concluded with the benediction 
pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation 
came forward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial reception and 
affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by Jim 
Wilson. 



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INDEX 

Candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
Examination and Reception of: 

Betty Sue Sherrod 149 

Changes in Terms of Calls 160 

Churches 

Notice of Incorporation In Accordance with Book of Order G-7.0400 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 162 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church 162 

Property Exemption Claimed Under Book of Order G-8.0701 

Siler City Presbyterian Church 162 

Commissioners to the General Assembly, Report of 149 

Commissioners to the Synod, Report of 149 

Committees, Standing 

Resolutions Committee 134, 163 

Sessional Records Committee 134, 162 

Committees of Presbytery, Reports of: 

Budget and Finance Committee 145 

Church Development Division 138 

Committee on Ministry 159 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 148 

Council , 134, 136 

Evangelism Committee 147 

< Examinations Committee 132, 150 

Hunger Committee 139 

Nominating Committee 145 

Peacemaking Committee 147, 161 

Youth Ministry Committee 148 

Enrollment 127 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Appointment of: 

J. William Black 152 

Robert Alvin Bryant 154 

Hewon Han 132 

Dennis John Sebesan 158 

A. Carter Shelley 131 

Stevan Alan Snipes 155 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Minutes of: 

David T. Daniel 166 

J. Samuel Hobson, Jr 166 

Dismissals of: 

Fred H. Currie 159 

John M. Watkins 159 

Reception of: 

J. William Black 150 

Robert Alvin Bryant 152 

Hewon Han 132 

Ann Brownlee Jahnes 155 




Dennis John Sebesan 157 

Stevan Alan Snipes 154 

Retirement of: 

Alonza M. Alexander 160 

Harry Spencer Thomas 160 

Presbytery Logo 135 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

William C. Rhodes, Jr 136 

Stated Clerk's Report 161 



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Minutes of 




SALEM 
PRESBY 



ERY 



FOURTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 31, 1989 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



FOURTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

October 31, 1989 



OFFICERS 



Moderator Dale Davidson 

Moderator- in-Nominat ion S. Edwin Lewis 

Stated Clerk John M. Handley 

Recording Clerk Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life 
Interim Hunger Action Enabler 
Interim Associate for Church Development 
Interim Associate for Special Ministries 
Interim Associate for Camp Ministries 
Interim Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 
Secretary 

Part-time Receptionist 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 

A. Carter Shelley 
Hewon Han 
Catherine J. Reed 
James Watkins 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Paul Ransford 
Mickey Wiggins 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Rhonda Johnson 
Jim Clinard 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewis ville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
derations, NC 27012 
Phone: (919) 766-3393 



FOURTH STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 31, 1989 



The Fourth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was called to order by Moderator 
Dale Davidson at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 1989, in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Burlington, North Carolina. The opening prayer and 
worship was led by Willie Garvin. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of 
the Presbytery. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., G. W. Alexander, Jr., Frank Allen, Tom B. Anderson, Michael 
Askew, James H. Banbury, Jonathan Barker, J. William Black, Jesse W. Bledsoe, 
Edwin Brammer, Warren C. Brannon, John C. Brearley, Robert A. Bryant, Robert E. 
Button, William D. Carmines, George Carpenter, Carole R. Chase, S. Jay Click, 
Mary Boyd Click, Frederick A. H. Coates, J. Alexander Coblentz, Clyde T. Cook, 
David T. Daniel, Max E. Deal, Robert F. Dean, Frank M. Dew, James A. Dickens, 
Barbara Dua, Carl W. Dumford, Daniel L. Durway, Christopher East, John Eliason, 
James W. Eller, Robert C. Evans, III, Carlton A. G. Eversley, T. McLean Faw, Jr., 
Dusty K. Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, Milton M. Foust, Elijah B. Freemen, Robert 
O. Freeman, Harold E. Fuller, Jr., Tempe Fussell. 

G-M 

Joseph M. Garrison, Calvin P. Gentry, Lucius Gray, Hewon Han, John M. Handley, 
James Henderson, J. Samuel Hobson, Jr., Z. N. Holler, Linn Rus Howard, Joanne 
Hull, Stephen A. Hundley, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, Henry 
J. Keating, Phyllis M. H. Kort, Robert R. Kopp, Donald E. Lannon, Robert Lee, 
S. Edwin Lewis, Jonathan W. Lovelady, Robert M. Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, 
Charles McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, John L. Milholland, Donald Mimbs, Reid 
Montgomery, Allen E. Morrison, William H. Morrison. 

N-Z 

David Nash, George Neal, Robert S. Osborne, Franklin L. Partridge, III, S. Curtis 
Patterson, Karen Pearson, Jamie Bibee Pharr, A. B. Plexico, George A. Ploger, 
Phillip J. Pogue, Catherine J. Reed, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Leland A. 
Richardson, Paul N. Fidolfi, James Rissmiller, Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Dennis 
Sebesan, Grant M. Sharp, A. Carter Shelley, Jerold D. Shetler, Stephen A. Shive, 
William W. Sloan, J. D. Smith, Sr., Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. 
Spears, Rollin M. Steele, Patricia F. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, John Truitt, 
Jr., Robert L. Turner, Stanley M. Voth, Harold Waldruff, W. Russell Ward, Jr., 
Robert S. Wells, Norman M. Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Frank Wilkinson, 
Benjamin F. Williams, Charles Williams, James Wilson, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. 
Scott Woodmansee, William J. Wrenn, Jr., Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., John W. Bell, L. Adlai Boyd, Malcolm M. Bullock, Frank 
A. Davison, M. Susan Dobyns, Joseph W. Flora, Phillip R. Gehman, J. Stimson 
Hawkins, William C. Hayes, David L. Henry, Cynthia R. Higgins, William Stacy 
Johnson, Walter W. King, William R. Knox, David T. Lee-Andrews, Robert M. Lewis, 



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Paul Lindsey, David A. Long, III, J. Roger Marrow, Judson J. Milam, E. Thomas 
Miller, James F. Miller, William T. Perkins, Steve Macon Pharr, Joseph L. 
Pickard, W. Clark Porter, III, Danny M. Sharpe, John B. Talmage, William D. 
Varker, Rockwell P. Ward, J. Gordon Williams. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

James Allen, Linda L. Blessing, Ernest Bradford, Tyrone Burkette, Charles Carter, 
Robert R. Childs, Jr., M. Gray Clark, Thomas H. Clymer, Kermit W. Dancy, Robert 
L. Ellis, James T. Frazier, Larry W. Freeman, Carter Gillespie, Scott C. Girard, 
James H. Grant, Jr., Robert W. Herron, Laura C. Long, Z. Bradford Long, Ivan W. 
Lowery, Steve A. Martin, James M. Mauldin, Kathleen Murdock, J. Herbert Helson, 
Richard Osmer, David C. Partington, Gerald N. Reiff, Paul S. Ryoo, J. W. Smith, 
Jr., Steven A. Snipes, Glenn C. Thomason, Michael E. Woodard. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron Kay George, Lewis C. Kimmel, Jr., Connell Osborne. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Tom B. Anderson, Lawrence W. Avent, Charles L. Brown, 
William Brown, David H. Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, L. B. Colquitt, 
Jr., Bobby L. Combs, Watt M. Cooper, Herbert H. Culler, William M. Currie, F. 
Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, Roscoe B. Fisher, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William 
H. Foster, Jr., Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. 
Hewlett, Rufus F. Jamerson, Edward J. Johnson, John S. Johnson, Hardin A. King, 
Julian Lake, William F. Long, John W. Luke, Wilkes Macaulay, John R. McAlpine, 
III, Jerry McCann, Jams M. McDaniel, Allen C. McSween, Joseph Mullin, Darrell 
A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr. 0. W. Perrell, W. Clark Porter, III, James L. 
Price, Jr., Charles Reckard, John A. Redhead, Jr., Lester E. Sheppard, William 
R. Smith, III, Thompson B. Southall, Harry S. Thomas, Roy E. Watts, John C. 
Whitley, John A. Womeldorf , Troy A. Young, Jr. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Frank Reynolds, Alta Stott, Ray Smith, Leslie Gaulden, Allen Temple 
Katherine Carr, Jams Miller, Asbury Tom Shepperd, Asheboro, First Gary Anderson, 
Jim Allen, Earl Chapman, Back Creek Bill Lef ler, Bethany, Graham Versa McPherson, 
Bethel Judy Terry, Bethesda, Ruffin Mitch Foster, Bethesda, Statesville Reba 
McNeely, Beulah Elizabeth Scott, Robert Habershaw, Bixby Graham Hendrix, Tom 
Cornatzer, Boonville, First Darlene Lylter, Marilyn Scales, Brentwood Rosey 
Collins, Buffalo John Medearis, Gene Horney, Burlington, First Ed Eckert, Moss 
Mclver, Bill Coble, D. J. Walker, Calvary Margaret Marks, Centre Richard Woods, 
Church of the Cross Bill Buie, Clemmons Richard Crain, Cleveland Eubert Lyerly, 
Collinstown Joel Sheppard, Community in Christ, Presbyterian John Gemuenden, 
Betty Pierson, Concord Sue Ruffin, Cooleemee Everette Perry, Covenant Sandra 
Russell, Crestwood W. T. Buie, Cross Roads Jim Roney, Dellabrook Inis Johnson, 
Annie McRae, Danbury Community Terry Kent, Dogwood Acres Tom Moore, East 
Burlington Wade Redding, Harold Stanf ield, Eden, First Coy Stack, Mareanne Price, 
Edward Webb Memorial Gladys Bailey, LaDonna McCarther, El Bethel Becky Strutton, 
Elkin Bryon Wolfe, Fairmont Bruce Mize, Faith Robert Lutz, Fellowship Addison 
Hill, Fieldstone Allen Frye, Fifth Creek Shirley Ley Stroud, Flat Rock Debra 
Stoltz, Forest Hills David Greene, Francisco Betty Wright. 

G-M 

Grace Frank K. Thomas, Quenton Veneable, Graham Ted Hruslinski, Eunice Newlin, 
Greensboro, First Doris Preyer, Douglas Albright, Larry Setton, John White, 
Gerard Davidson, Greenwood Gladys Carroll, Griers Margaret Butler, Guilford Park 



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Diane Peebles, Jim Peebles, Gulf Margaret Palmer, Hawf ields Bill Stuart, Paul 
Smith, High Point, First Helen Herndon, Bob Safrit, Dick Meiskey, Highland Jim 
Boone, Sam Dellender, Immanuel Sue E. Lambert, Jamestown John Hamil, John Calvin 
W. L. Mowery, Korean First Presbyterian Jung Kim, Moon Won Suh, Lansing Fred 
Carter, Lexington, First Frank King, Robert Team, Lexington, Second Ken Phillips, 
Lloyd Edwin Patterson, Ida Brown, Logan Daisy Keaton, Clayton Tatum, Madison 
Peggy Sealey, Mebane Bill Lackey, Memorial Peggy Saul, Mocksville, First Henry 
Van Hoy, Mooresville, First Robert Davidson, Larry Putnam, Mount Tabor Roy L. 
Carruth, Penny Musso, Mount Vernon Lucille Phifer, Mount Vernon Springs Lillie 
Cameron . 

N-Z 

New Creation Community Susan Bays, New Salem Jeane Cockrell, North Wilkesboro 
Mary L. Clements, Parkway Fred Ward, Hervey Martin, Pilot Mountain, First James 
Blackwelder, Pine Hall Robert Parker, Pittsboro David Misenheimer, Pleasant Grove 
Madalu Wright, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Dezree Bass, John Barney, 
Prospect Glenn Gregory, Randolph Barbara Blaylock, Reid Memorial Mae Helen Byers, 
Reidsville, First Bill Riggs, Saint Andrews Ernest Kiger, Salisbury, First Collin 
Grubb, John Grubb, Salisbury, Second Max Dry, Sedgef ield Marge Monroe, Shady Side 
Betsy Calhoun, Shallowford , Ed Cooper, Shiloh, Burlington Anna Diemer, Siler City 
Katherine Cheek, Speedwell Deryl Torbert, Spencer Merrill Russell, Springwood 
Henry Tickle, St. James Rosa Yourse, Helen Branford, Joe Meddling, Fred Cundiff , 
St. Paul, Greensbobo Harold Bunn, St. Paul, High Point Cora Massey, Starmount 
Janet Tyer, Drake Dowler, Martha Lou Anderson, Statesville, First David Steele, 
David Parker, Stony Creek Virginia Bostic, Third Creek Tommy Doss, Thomasville, 
First Katherine Spencer, Thyatira Bill Hall, Trinity, Burlington Robert Von 
Bergen, Trinity United Franklin Lyerly, Vandalia Bob Heck, Westminster Bob 
Ernest, Allan Cannon, Westview Harry Clark, Winston-Salem, First Jim Price, Ed 
Carter, Whit East, Martha Young, Jane Shouse, Yadkin United Marian Smith, Tom 
Vinson, Yadkinville Lawrence Greene, Yanceyville Edith Wilson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representation at this meeting 
of Presbytery: 

Baird's Creek, Clio, Forest Park, Hills, Pine Ridge, Shiloh (Statesville), 
Smyrna, Unity. 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Bethany (Statesville), Boone, First, Cameron, Ebenezer, Elmwood, Franklin, 
Freedom, Glendale Springs, Glenwood, Harmony, Hope View, Joyce, Kernersville, 
First, Laurel Fork, Little Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville, Second, 
Mount Airy, First, Mount Jefferson, Oakland, Oakview, Old Providence, Old Town 
Peak Creek, Piedmont, Red House, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Sandy Ridge, 
Southminster, Sparta, Stoneville, Tabor, Taylorsville, Trinity (Winston-Salem) , 
Whispering Pines. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Margie Boyd, Sammie Braxton, Bill Chase, Donna Chase, Angela Cox, Evelyn Edwards, 
Claire Holt, John Witherspoon Johnson, Ida McCaskill, Cathy K. McClellan, Rebecca 
McKee, Leslie McLeod, Paula Osborne, Ella Mae Philps, Parks Williams. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

Katherine Allen, Larry Ayers, Catherine Bass, Annie Bates, Robert Bishop, Karen 
Bryan, Leigh Ann Bryant, Mary H. Carr, Harvey Carroll, Nell Clark, Pauline Cobb, 
Calvin Crump, Hallie Cundiff, Kay Daniel, Dale Davidson, David Doster, Trevor 
Downie, Bill East, Octavia Edwards, Rachel Ellis, Charles England, Weldon Fields, 
Gladys Fisher, Neel Fleming, Vivian Frazier, W. Earle Frazier, Winifred Garrison, 



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Wylline Garrison, Reagan Gibbs, Robert Gilcrest, Margaret Gill, Raymond Gill, 
Florence Gwyn, Lilliesteen Harris, Fred Horner, Loretta James, Bob Jeffords, Lisa 
Lamb, Ruth Lenger, Jack Marshall, A. L. McAlexander, Sara McFadden, Anne McKee, 
Frances McPherson, Gail Michael, Jane Miller, Marie Miller, Chris Mullen, Lisa 
Mullen, Jack Ramsey, Lucy Rankin, Vergia Rush, Sung Ae Ryoo, Jean Sadler, Otis 
Scott, Adrian Shelley, Anne Shelley, William Shouse, Margaret Stanley, Sharon 
Stanley, B. C. Stevenson, Valarie Thomas, Dot Walker, Grier Waller, Betty Ward, 
Anne M. Wells, Betty White, David White, George White, David Wilson, Pat 
Winebrenner, Wendy Yoder, Aurelia Young. 



DOCKET 

The docket was approved as presented by the Stated Clerk. 



CANDIDATES' SERMONS 

The Presbytery was divided into three groups for the purpose of hearing the 
sermons of the Candidates for Ordination. The Presbytery reconvened at 9:45. 



WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by Rev. Charles Williams and Elder D. J. Walker, 
Jr. Information regarding the facilities was presented by Rev. Phyllis Kort. 



INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending for the first time were introduced and welcomed. The following 
ministers from other presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) were 
introduced and seated as corresponding members: 

Rev. Larry Ayers, Coastal Carolina Presbytery 
Rev. Jack Ramsay, New Hope Presbytery 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
G. Woody Alexander, Moderator 

The Examinations Committee recommends to the Presbytery three candidates for 
ordination. The committee has reviewed their academic transcripts, sermon and 
exegesis, Credo - statement of faith, Personal Information Form, the denomination 
examination papers in Bible, Theology, Polity, Worship and Sacraments as well 
as an oral examination in the above categories. All of these matters were found 
in order and we present them for the floor examination and the preaching of their 
sermon . 

RECEPTION OF SHARON GETTYS STANLEY 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery proceeded to the examination and ordination of Sharon 
Stanley, the effectiveness of the action we took is contingent on the 
reception of the call to be issued by the Synod of the Pacific (November 
10-11) . 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Sharon Gettys 
Stanley. 



a. Sharon G. Stanley is a candidate of Salem Presbytery and a member 
of Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, Taylorsville, NC. Her degrees 
include a B.A. from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, 



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NC (Suiruna Cum Laude) , M.Div. from San Francisco Theological 
Seminary, San Anselmo, California. Other studies were made at the 
Center for the Study of World Missions, Seoul, South Korea; Bossey 
Ecumenical Institute, Celigney, Switzerland; Church in China Study 
tour, China. Sharon seeks ordination so that she may serve the 
Presbytery of San Joaquin. 

b. Her sermon preached before a portion of the Presbytery October 31 
was approved . 

c. A certification of satisfactory grades in the five areas covered by 
the Presbyteries' Cooperative Examinations for Candidates was 
accepted. 

d. Her credo which follows, was approved. 

I am never alone! I trust in the triune God who is present 
with me in life and death and invites me to partake in the love of 
God, communion of the Holy Spirit, and grace of the Lord Jesus 
Christ. I live in God's world; created good by God's sovereign love 
out of chaos and redeemed by the Creator that the world might know 
God. From the beginning, God has intended that persons relate to 
one another as one body; colors and cultures touching, taking care 
of creation. 

My rebellion confounds God's purposes, yet God's intentions 
continue I In sinfulness with humans before me, I act as if I don't 
need God; exploiting others, poisoning the earth, seeking power for 
self-gain, pretending the world is small, corrupting my life with 
evil. In all these, I have earned God's rejection. Yet with 
passion that recalls Yahweh's covenanted faithfulness to the 
Israelites, God acts incessantly in history to bring about 
redemption through justice adn mercy. In response, I am called to 
praise God's abundant grace and seek to do justice, to love 
kindness, and to walk humbly with the One Jesus named "Abba!" 

Great indeed is the power of sin, yet Jesus Christ's life has 
more impact on my life than evil! Through God's relentless love, 
Jesus was God come to the world to transform it with light life. 
Jesus lived as a fully divine yet fully human "Yes!" for creation's 
renewal. Conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and entering the 
world through the womb of young peasant Mary, Jesus' humble birth 
was so full of promise that the world's wisest and most powerful 
took hard note. 

Jesus grew up living as a revoluntionary among his people, 
proclaiming the Reign of God at hand through his words and deed 
which shared the temptations and joys of the people, preached 
liberty for the oppressed, healed the sick, recognized the rejected, 
forgave the sinful, and called all to repent and believe the Gospel. 
In so living, Jesus judged sin and death and was unjustly condemned 
and crucified by those who feld threatened. On the cross Jesus 
experienced the worst of human pain in order that the betrayals of 
the world might be taken away and persons be reconciled to one 
another and to God. In mystery God raised Jesus from the tomb 
expressing victory over death and evil. In the emptied cross of 
Christ, I claim the inauguration of a new age; making possible 
inheritance of the covenant, salvation! 

The Holy Spirit excites and sustains my courage for faith! 
Sent by God in the name of Christ to renew life everywhere, the Holy 
Spirit teaches all things and brings to remembrance all that Jesus 
Christ ever did and said. Entering the world at Pentecost like a 
storm of wind and fire, the One Spirit who had inspired the prophets 
and apostles spoke through the gathered crowd in many languages. 
The Spirit bound them, though diverse, to be oe body of Christ, the 
Church — which celebrates God's presence, preaches and teaches 
God's Word as given in scripture, loves and serves all people, and 
summons individuals and nations to trust the good news and let 
Christ rule the whole of life. 



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The Spirit communicates God's Word to me in the Old and New ~ 
Testaments, which are the unique and authoritative witness to God's 
saving acts in history! Like a field sprouting new harvest each 
season, the scriptures offer fresh growth to readers in gleaning and 
gleaning. 

With the community of believers, I celebrate God's Word in the 
sacraments! Baptism, the sign and seal of God's redeeming grace, 
proclaims God's constant faithfulness and our incorporation into the 
people of God. In baptism we participate in the death and 
resurrection of Christ, dying to sin and being raised to new life 
in Christ. In the waters of baptism we recall the waters of 
creation, the flood, and the Exodus — and so are joined to the 
goodness of creation and God's covenant promises with God's people. 

A sign and seal of sharing a meal with Christ crucified and 
risen, the Lord's Supper calls believers to remember the new 
covenant introduced in Christ's shed blood and broken body, to 
participate in the body and blood of Christ, and to celebrate the 
winning of life over death in Christ. To this table, the Church 
comes, joining with all the faithful in heaven and on earth in 
giving thanks to God, renewing their commitment to serve God, and 
looking for the Kingdom. 

Praise the banquet host! — to whom all glory, laud, and honor 
be given now and for evermore, world without end. AMEN. 



ACTION: 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Ordain Ms. 
Stanley on November 1, 1989, at 8 p.m. at the Taylorsville Presbyterian 
Church. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



A. Carter Shelley 
Paul Ryoo 
Carl Dumford 
Susan Dobyns 
Waverly Moose 
Margaret Marks 
John Todd 

Presbytery of Charlotte 
Caroline Gourley 

Presbytery of Western North Carolina 
Becky Stanley Preach the Sermon 

Presbytery of the James 
Mark Stanley Preach the Sermon 

Presbytery of the James 



Preside & Propound Questions 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Lead in Worship 
Charge the Candidate 

Lead Call to Worship 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 



RECEPTION OF LISA MARIE MULLEN 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Lisa 
Marie Mullen. 



a. Lisa Marie Mullen is a candidate of Shenandoah Presbytery and a 
member of Mount Horeb Presbyerian Church, Grottoes, Virginia. She 
has the following academic degrees; B.S., Longwood College in 
Farmville, Virginia; M.A. , Presbyterian School of Christian 
Education, Richmond, Virginia; and M.Div., from Union Theological 



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Seminary in Virginia. Lisa has additional studies at the 
Ecumenical Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Lisa M. 
Mullen seeks ordination so that the Call to be Associate Pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, High Point can be completed. 

b. Her sermon "Forsaken" from Mark 15:33-39 preached October 31 was 
approved by the Presbytery. 

c. A certification of satisfactory grades in the five areas covered by 
the Presbyteries Cooperative Examinations for Candidates was 
accepted by Presbytery. 

d. Ms. Mullen's credo which follows, was approved. 

I believe in one God who is Lord of all life, who created the 
universe, looked on the majestic creation with joy and named it 
good! We can look to the Holy Trinity, our Creator, Redeemer, and 
Sustainer to gain a deeper understanding of God's model for the 
eucharistic life, it is an open and vulnerable model, this dynamic 
view of God's free hospitality, pure enjoyment of communion, and 
self-giving love. God is near to, even one with, God's own child, 
Jesus Christ. 

God is for us. God loves us so much that God became flesh and 
dwelt among us. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus reveals 
God's love for us in a unique way. In Christ we experience God's 
grace, love, wisdom, justice, peace and purity. As a servant I am 
called to follow Christ, my Redeemer. My faith is not merely a 
mental assent to a truth, but my whole orientation toward Christ, 
the Truth. It requires my total and trustful acceptance of Jesus 
Christ as my Savior. God's love, new every morning, enables me to 
find forgiveness, to turn away from sin and to embrace a new life. 

Through prayer, worship, the sacraments and the comtemplation 
of the Scriptures, God has provided the way for me to follow. In 
order for me to know what God is like, and what God desires for all 
creation, I can turn to the stories of faith which reveal God's 
steadfast love toward all humanity, for I know that the God of 
history, the giver and source of life, is the God of today and 
tomorrow as well. 

We are created in God's glorious image, little less than the 
angels. However, because we are sinners, we are bent on self- 
destruction. We are a strange mixture of bravery and cowardice, 
strength and weakness, good and evil. Through the Holy Spirit, our 
Comforter and Sustainer, we are enabled to live and love as genuine, 
caring human beings, to live as we were designed and destined. As 
I live in faith and trust God's Spirit, I am empowered to place 
myself where the Spirit can work, transforming all of my 
relationships. Without the Spirit of God, the "life-giving" air 
that I breathe, I will perish. 

I believe God has also graciously provided for us the 
sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, in which we celebrate 
God's goodness and love. Baptism signifies once and for all 
Christ's claim upon our lives, and our resultant entrance into new 
life in Christ, his ministry, and the community of faith. God also 
offers us the gift of spiritual food as we come together in 
thanksgiving, joy, and repentance, remembering our Lord's sacrifice 
and celebrating his continuing presence in the Lord's Supper. These 
sacraments instituted by Christ have their full meaning in the 
context of the Christian community. 

God's purpose is to unite all people and all things in Christ. W e 
believers are the embodied presence of Christ in heaven and on 
earth, for this catholic church knows no bounds. I believe that we, 
in grateful obedience, are called to profess and live out God's care 
for all the world, to proclaim the Truth, to confront that which is 
"death-dealing," and to endeavor to be a healing and reconciling 
agent within our community and throughout the world. Because Christ 



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has already won the victory, we are a people of hope. We are 
assured that nothing can seperate us from the love of God. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery received Lisa Marie Mullen into its membership by 
approving the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Ms. Mullen from 
the Presbytery of Shenandoah. 

b. Presbytery approved the establishment of an Associate Pastor 
relationship between Ms. Mullen and the First Presbyterian Church 
of High Point effective November, 1989; approved the folllowing 
terms of call from the First Presbyterian Church of High Point; and 
the call was ordered placed in her hands. 



Cash Salary $14,000 

Housing Allowance 14,000 

Cont. Ed. /Books 800 

Automobile Allowance 2,750 

Pension & Insurance 7,000 

Social Security Equiv. 1,050 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 
Moving Costs 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Ordain and 
Install Ms. Mullen as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of High Point on December 3, 1989, at 11:00 a.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Charge the Congregation 



Mark Drawghn 
Lisa Lamb 
Carol Cox 
Bill Pleasants 
Scott Woodmansee 

Sibley Towner Preach the Sermon 

National Capital Presbytery 
David Carter Florence Charge the Minister 

Twin Cities Area Presbytery 



Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 

Minister 



d. Ms. Mullen was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF ELIZABETH LYLE LAMB 



ACTION: 



The Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Elizabeth 
Lyle Lamb. 



a. Ms. Lamb is a member of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Memphis, 
Tennessee and a candidate of Memphis Presbytery. She has a B.A. 
degree from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee and the M. Div. from 
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Lisa seeks ordination so 
that the Call to be Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheboro, can be completed. 



b. Her sermon was approved by the Presbytery. 

c. A certification of satisfactory grades in the five areas covered by 
Presbyteries Cooperative Examinations for Candidates was accepted. 

d. Ms. Lamb's credo which follows, was approved. 

I confess one living God, who is Creator, Governor, and 
Redeemer of all things. In love, God created heaven and earth and 
pronounced it good. As Lord of Creation, God is above all and in 
all works that God made. God created human beings, male and female, 
in God's image: right for communion with God and with one another, 
free to choose between good and evil, and responsible to the Creator 
and Lord. But we rebelled against God and chose evil, corrupting 
our nature and subjecting our-selves to the power of sin. Yet, by 
grace, God sent Jesus Christ who, being the Eternal Son of God, 
became truly human and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice on 
the cross to reconcile us to God and to purchase eternal life for 
all humankind. For us, Christ rose from the dead and ascended into 
heaven, where he rules and intercedes on our behalf; and, he shall 
come again to judge us on the last day. Through our power to 
convict us of our sin, to regenerate us by grace, and to enable us 
to embrace Christ by faith; the Spirit unites all believers to 
Christ and dwells within them as their Sanctifier and Comforter. 

I believe in the Holy Catholic Church of which Christ is the 
only Head; the Chruch is a worshipping community of all who profess 
and obey Christ as their Savior and Lord and who are called to share 
the Gospel as God's agents of reconciliation in the world. 
Scripture is the written Word of God through which the Spirit bears 
witness to Jesus Christ, the Word of God Incarnate. Based on 
Scripture, the preached Word is a means of God's grace through which 
the Gospel is proclaimed to the Church and to individual lives. 
As the visible Word of God, the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's 
Supper demonstrate God's promises to us in Christ and sustain and 
renew the life of the Church. 



Salem Presbytery received Elizabeth (Lisa) Lyle Lamb into its membership 
by approving the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Ms. Lamb from 
Memphis Presbytery. 

b. The Presbytery approved the establishment of an Associate Pastor 
relationship between Ms. Lamb and the First Presbyterian Church of 
Asheboro effective August 8, 1989; approved the following terms of 
call; and the call was ordered placed in her hands. 



c. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Ordain and 
Install Ms. Lamb as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Asheboro on November 19, 1989, at 7 p.m. 



ACTION: 



Cash Salary 

Housing/Utilities Allow. 
Social Security Equiv. 
Pension & Insurance 
Con. Ed. 
Books 

Automobile Allowance V 
Moving Expense 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



500 
300 

Vouchered @ $.21/mile 



$16,000 



8, 500 
1, 595 
5,635 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Dale Davidson Preside 

Charles Brown Preach the Sermon 

St. Andrews Presbytery 
Kurtis Hess Charge the Minister 

Presbytery of the Peakes 
Gary Anderson Charge the Congregation 

Russ Ward Lead in Worship 

Gary Marshall Constitutional Questions 

to Candidate 

Presbytery of West Virginia 
Dorothy Walker Constitutional Questions 

to Congregation 
Anne B. Neely Complete the Commission 

Laura Spangler Complete the Commission 

Chartesanna Fox Complete the Commission 

Richard Lamb Prayers of the People 

Northern New England Presbytery 
Cheryl Barton Bissette Prayer of Ordination 

Presbytery of Coastal Carolina 



Elder 
Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 



Elder 

Elder 
Minister 
Elder 
Minister 

Minister 



d. Ms. Lamb was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



WORSHIP 

At 11:00 A.M. the presbytery joined in a service of Worship. During the 
worship, thanks was given for the following Ministers and Elders of the 
presbytery who died in the last year (Appendix A. pp. 199-200). Also, Willie 
Garvin was installed as Presbytery Associate for Finance and Business 
Affairs/Treasurer, Hewon Han was installed as Associate Presbyter for 
Congregational Life, and Carter Shelley was installed as Associate Presbyter for 
Leadership Development. The presbytery was led in prayers of Intercession and 
Thanksgiving . 



LUNCH 



Presbytery was recessed for lunch at 1:00 P.M. at the end of the worship 
service. 

The Moderator reconvened the presbytery at 2:10 P.M. 

COMMUNICATIONS 



The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate. (Summary of 

communications, Appendix B, pp. 201-202.) 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 



The Moderator named the following Standing Committees. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS - LaDonna McCarther 

Alvis McAlexander 



RESOLUTIONS 



Joe Meddling 
Robert Yoder 



BILLS & OVERTURES - 



Laura Spangler 
Joe Spears 
Ginny Couch 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE (cont'd) 
RECEPTION OF FREDRICK RANDOLPH HORNER 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Fredrick 
Randolph Horner. 

a. Rev. Fred Horner is a member of Charlotte Presbytery where he has 
been Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He seeks 
membership in Salem Presbytery so that the Call from the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro to be an Associate Pastor can be 
completed. He holds a B.A. Degree from Missouri Valley College, 
Marshall, Missouri; a B.D. Degree from Louisville Presbyterian 
Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; a M. A. Degree from Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia; and a D. Min. 
from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. 

b. Mr. Horner's credo which follows, was approved. 



I believe in God who is revealed in Scripture as Trinity: 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

I believe in God who is Creator, who by the power of God's Word 
created the universe from nothing. By the power of this Word, God 
orders creation and pronounces it good. God chooses people through 
whom covenant is established, identity formed, redemption realized. 
God's prevenient grace becomes real through sin forgiven, lives 
renewed, mercy offered. I believe in God who is revealed in Jesus 
Christ. God loves the world in such a way that God becomes Emmanuel, 
God with us. God's Word is embodied in Jesus Christ. God's 
justice, compassion, and righteousness are made known through Jesus' 
proclamation of good news, teaching, healing. The devastating 
realities of the world's sins, my sins, are atoned through God's 
decisive act in Jesus' crucifixion, death and resurrection. God 
through the Christ did for the world what the world cannot do for 
itself -did for me what I cannot do for myself. By God's grace 
through the gift of faith I am enabled to become a forgiven sinner. 

I believe in God whose Spirit brooded over creation in 
prehistoric times - and now - to proclaim God's wonders, encouraged 
prophets in biblical times - and now - to speak God's truth, guided 
men and women in the first century of the Common Era - and now - to 
become the new Israel, the church. Through the church God seeks to 
be known. But God is not limited to the church to make known the 
reality of God's kingdom. Among God's gracious gifts to the church 
are the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. With 
thanksgiving and gratitude I may receive these as signs and seals 
of God's covenant relationship expressed through Jesus Christ. 

I believe the church exists for mission. It must resist 
temptations to be self-serving and to be an end in itself. Empowered 
by God's Spirit the church's reason for being is to proclaim the 
gospel revealed in Jesus Christ; invite all to become a part of the 
community of faith, professing Jesus Christ; and to serve humankind 
in the spirit of the Lord - that spirit exemplified by Jesus' 
relationship toward those who are hungry, thirsty, strangers, naked, 
sick, and in prison. I believe in God who has called me to be a 
minister of the Word and Sacrament. God entrusts to me the 
privilege and responsibility to preach and teach truth as revealed 
in Scripture, ordering the life of the church through administering 
the sacraments, offering pastoral care, and leading members of the 
congregation. God's call is a holy mystery. I am awed by it. I am 
sustained daily by God's grace, the reconciling love of Jesus 



Christ, and support of colleagues who are also called by God to 
serve the Lord of the Church. 



ACTION: 



Salem Presbytery received Fredrick Randolph Horner into its membership 
by approving the following actions. 



b. 



The accepted the letter of dismission for Mr. 
Presbytery of Charlotte. 



Horner from the 



The Presbytery approved the establishment of a Senior Associate 
Pastor relationship between Mr. Horner and the First Presbyterian 
Church of Greensboro effective November 26, 1989; approved the 
following terms of call; and the call was ordered placed in his 
hands . 



Cash Salary $31,800 

Housing Allowance 21,200 

Pension & Insurance 13,250 

Cont. Ed. /Books 1,500 

Automobile Allowance 2,000 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 

The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Mr. 
Horner as Senior Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Greensboro on December 10, 1989, at 11:15 a.m. 



NAME 

John M. Handley 
Joseph B. Mullin 
C. H. Reckard 
Jerold D. Shetler 
W. Douglas Albright 
Thomas W. Sinks 
Rosa Yourse 
Jocelyn Hill 



Presbytery of Charlotte 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside & Propound Questions 
Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 



Charge the Minister 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 

Elder 



Mr. Horner was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in a presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF REAGAN PHILIP GIBBS 



ACTION: 

The the Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Rev. 
Reagan P. Gibbs. 

a. Rev. Reagan Philip Gibbs is a member of Winnebago Presbytery where 
he has been pastor of the First Presbyterian Church Wausaukee, 
Wisconsin and the First Presbyterian Church of Athelstane, Wisconsin 
(yoked) . He seeks admission to Salem Presbytery to complete the 
Call to the Collinstown/Francisco Presbyterian Churches in 
Westfield, N.C. Rev. Gibbs has a B.A. Degree from Baylor 
University, Waco, Texas; a M. Div. from Southern Baptist Theological 



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Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; and a D. Min. from Vanderbilt 
Divinity School, Nashville, Tennessee. He has brief studies at 
Princeton and Edenburgh. 

b. Mr. Gibbs' credo which follows, was approved. 

My faith is best expressed in the Apostles' Creed that I repent 
each Sunday in worship. I believe that God is the Father who leads 
his Son into sin, death, hell and the grave and out again for our 
salvation. That Jesus Christ suffered under Pontius Pilate 
grounding our deliverance in space and time. That on the third day, 
the Father raised the Son from death. That the Son now reigns at 
the Father's right hand governing all things great and small. I 
believe in the Holy Spirit. The One who guides the church into all 
truth and equips believer's for the work of ministry. 

I believe that faith without works is dead. That the most 
urgent task for the church today is world peace and feeding the 
hungry. I believe the church is the fellowship of the redeemed. 
That in the church, women and men may find in the Word and 
Sacrament, power for their life's journey. I believe the Bible is 
the Word of God. That as we study the written word we gain insight 
for living life in a more human way. I believe that the Apostles' 
Creed is a guide to the central message of Scripture for the 
Christian Church. The Creed is conditioned by time and history. 
Yet, it points the way to understanding the Gospel. 

I believe that God may be understood as Mother. The one who 
sustains us in life and death. I believe that the work of the 
ministry should be open to all people regardless of race or sex. 
That in Jesus Christ we may become one people in faith and baptism. 
That as a liberated people, we must work for the completion of every 
man's or woman's humanity in Christ Jesus our Lord. 



Salem Presbytery received Reagan Philip Gibbs into its membership by 
approving the following actions. 

a. The Presbytery accepted the letter of dismission for Mr. Gibbs from 
Winnebego Presbytery. 

b. The Presbytery approved the establishment of a pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Gibbs and the Francisco and Collinstown Presbyterian 
Churches effective September 10, 1989; approved the following terms 
of call from the Fransciso and Collinstown Presbyterian Churches; 
and the calls were ordered placed in his hands. 



ACTION: 



COLLINSTOWN 



Cash Salary 
Automobile Allowance 
Cont. Ed. /Books 
Pension £ Insurance 
Social Security Equiv. 
Moving Costs 
Four Weeks Vacation 



$10,102.50 
1, 125.00 

375.00 
3,276.50 

855.00 



FRANCISCO 



Cash Salary 
Automobile Allowance 
Cont. Ed. /Books 
Pension & Insurance 



$10,102.50 
1,125.00 
375.00 
3,276.50 



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Social Security Equiv. 
Movig Costs 
Four Weeks Vacation 
Two Weeks Study Leave 



850.00 



c . 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Mr. 
Gibbs as Pastor of the Francisco and Collinstown Presbyterian 
Churches on December 10, 1989, at 7:30 p.m. at the Collinstown 
Presbyterian Church. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Allen Morrison 
Jerry George 
Betty Wright 
Joel Sheppard 
Bobby Simmons 
Mark Oakley 



Jesse Bledsoe 
Lester Sheppard 



Preach the Sermon 
Charge the Congregation 
Ask Questions 



Minister 
Minister 
Minister 



Lead in Worship 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jud Milam, Moderator 



Grant Sharpe reported for Jud Milam. The Committee on Ministry has been hard 
at work since the June Presbytery meeting. Since that time we have examined and 
received two seminary graduates, Lisa Lamb and Lisa Mullen who have accepted 
calls to First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro and First Presbyterian Church, High 
Point respectively. We have also received Dr. Fred Horner and Mr. Reagan Gibbs 
by transfer of membership. In addition we will celebrate the call of one of our 
ministerial candidates: Sharon Stanley. Sharon will preach her ordination sermon 
today. 

The subcommittees of the Committee on Ministry have been busy trying to merge 
and transform the many individual policies of the three prior presbyteries. The 
Compensation Committee has worked to determine a fair minimum call package for 
ministers of Salem Presbytery. The Visitation Committee has designed a form to 
be used in visits with church Sessions and ministers. The Conciliation Committee 
has been working with several churches in various stages of conflict and can 
happily report reconciliation and resolution in several instances. 

Calls and Vacancies sponsored three churches and seven ministers to Face-to- 
Face in Richmond, Virginia at the fall meeting. Jud Milam and Carter Shelley 
attended on behalf of the Committee on Ministry. The committees dealing with 
Professional Support and Professional Development have met jointly to determine 
which areas of ministry each covers. Thus, ministers will soon receive materials 
from the former pertaining to pastoral visits of ministers to ministers. The 
latter committee is planning several events which will assist ministers in their 
ongoing development. 

The Committee made recommendations for the reception, ordination, installation, 
and approval of the call of several ministers. These appear with information 
pertaining to their examinations. 



ACTION: 



Presbytery admitted the following actions of the Committee on Ministry 
to the record of Salem Presbytery as its actions. 



A. 



Dissolutions of pastoral relationships and dismissions to other 
presbyteries: 



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1. Dismissed Walter R. Smith to the Presbytery of the Peaks so that 
he may accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Lynchburg, Virginia, to be their Associate Pastor, effective 
September 1, 1989. 

2. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between J. Dexter Taylor and 
the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem and dismissed 
him to West Virginia Presbytery so that he may accept the call 
of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg, West 
Virginia, to be their Pastor, effective September 1, 1989. 

3. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between Gary R. Fravel and 
the Glenwood Presbyterian Church of Greensboro and dismissed him 
to the Twin Cities Area Presbytery so that he may accept the 
call of the First Presbyterian Church, St. Croix Falls, 
Wisconsin, to be their pastor, effective August 22, 1989. 

4. Dismissed Alan Duncan Wright to New Hope Presbytery so that he 
may accept the call from the Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church of 
Durham to be their Pastor, effective July 18, 1989. 

5. Dismissed Sharon Gettys Stanley to the Presbytery of San Joaquin 
so that she may accept the call of the Refugee and Resettlement 
Services in the Sierra Mission Area, located in Sacramento, CA, 
as Director. 

6. Dismissed Robert R. Kopp to Maumee Valley Presbytery so that he 
may accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 
Ohio, as their Pastor, effective December 1, 1989. 

B. Establishment of Temporary Pastoral Relationships: 

1. Max Deal to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, as 
Interim Pastor, for a period contingent upon a 30 days notice 
by either party, beginning October 15, 1989. 

2. Howard Chadwick to the First Presbyterian Church, Winston- 
Salem, as Interim Pastor, for a period of twelve months, 
beginning December 1, 1989, and ending November 30, 1990. 

C. Appointment of Session Moderators: 

1. James Banbury for the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Winston- 
Salem. 

2. Don Lannon for the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery granted its permission for the Rev. Brad Long to labor 
outside the bounds of Salem Presbytery to accept the call of the 
Presbyterian Renewal Ministries to serve as their General Secretary. 
Presbyterian Renewal Ministries is a Chapter Nine Organization with 
headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Although this is within Indian 
Nations Presbytery, Brad wishes to remain a member of Salem Presbytery. 
Brad and his wife Laura have previously served within Concord 
Presbytery, and as missionaries to Taiwan. 



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ACTION: 

Presbytery approved Ann Brownlee Jahnes to serve as Stated Supply and 
Moderator of the Session of the Yadkinville Presbyterian Church for a 
period of twelve months, beginning October 1, 1989, and ending September 
30, 1990. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the changes in terms of call of Daniel L. 
Durway, Pastor of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church of High Point as 
follows: 

Previous Present 

Cash Salary $15,600.00 $17,160.00 

Pension & Insurance 6,458.00 7,104.00 (est.) 

Manse: 30% of base 4,680.00 5,148.00 



ACTION: 

Norman M. Whitney, pastor of the Bethany Presbyterian Church of Graham, 
was given permission to serve communion as part of his service as 
chaplain to the 2nd Batallion, 55th Regiment of the North Carolina State 
Defense Militia. 



ACTION: 

Mr. Talmage Fish was granted permission to speak for five minutes on 
behalf of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education Sponsor's 
Committee concerning Sponsors Day. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery referred for futher study the question of a minimum 
salary for ministers with the intention of raising the proposed minimum 
to a more acceptable level. Until such a minimum is established in 
Salem Presbytery, the previous minimums of the former Presbyteries will 
remain in place. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery returned the matter of recommended minimum salary standards 
for church educators to the committee for further study with a view to 
making the two sets of minimums (ministers and educators) more 
equitable . 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. Holler, Moderator 

1. The Committee met on June 27, August 1, August 29, and September 26. 
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for November 21 and January 2 at 3:15 PM at 
the office of Salem Presbytery. 

2. The Committee is continuing to work out its policies and procedures while 
meeting as needed with applicants, inquirers, and candidates. Our files, 
including committee records and forms and the files of those engaged in the 
preparation process, are now being kept at the presbytery office. 
Correspondence from or about inquirers and candidates or relating to the 
preparation process should be sent to Z. N. Holler, Moderator, Church of the 
Covenant, Box 5507, Greensboro, NC with a copy to Carter Shelley at the 
office of Salem Presbytery. This practice will help us immensely in 
coordinating our efforts to serve those with whom we work with maximum 
decency and order. 

3. Items of interest concerning our inquirers/candidates: 

- Bill Reisenweaver (First, Winston-Salem) has received a call to a church 
Miami Presbytery, Ohio, and his records have been transferred there. 

- Alan Wright ( Shallowf ord, Lewisville) has received a call to the Mt. 
Bethel Church, Durham, in New Hope Presbytery, and his records have been 
transferred there. 

- Elizabeth Ayscue (First, Winston-Salem), Martha Anne Fairchild (First, 
Reidsville), and Beth McCrary (First, Thomasville) have all been approved 
by the Committee to circulate their PIFs and are seeking calls. 

- Anne-Barton Robison (First, Greensboro) has been removed from our list 
of inquirers at her request. 

- Candidate Sharon Stanley (Taylorsville) has been approved to circulate 
her PIF and will be examined today for ordination by Salem Presbytery. 

4. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the faithful work of Holly 
Hileman and Bill Carmines, both of whom found it necessary to resign 
recently. The Committee also expresses its appreciation for the service of 
Estelle Curley, a faithful member who died this past summer. 



ACTIONS : 

a) Frederick Beck (Faith, Greensboro), Dale Davidson (First, 
Greensboro) and Allison Moody (First, Salisbury) were enrolled as 
Inquirers in covenant relationship with Salem Presbytery. 

b) The following Financial Policy Statement governing Salem 
Presbytery's allocation of financial aid to its inquirers and 
candidates and PSCE students was adopted by presbytery: 

Principles 

Most of our inquirers, candidates and graduate students in Christian 
Education need financial help in pursuing their preparation for 
ministry. Such help is a joint responsibility of the student, the 
student's home congregation, the educational institution, and the 
presbytery. The policy outlined here envisions close cooperation 
among all these parties in determining the need and providing the 
help needed to enable students to pursue their preparation without 
undue hardship or distractions. The presbytery's help will be 
allocated on the basis of individual need as demonstrated on the 



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financial disclosure form of the theological institution she or he 
is attending. The Committee on Preparation for 

Ministry will not only work with the student and the financial aid 
officers of the institution involved, but will encourage the 
student's home church to participate with presbytery in providing 
the support needed. 

Salem Presbytery strongly advises its constituents who are preparing 
for service as ministers of the Word and Sacrament or Christian 
educators to attend one of the theological institutions of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). An inquirer or candidate or graduate 
student in Christian Education of this presbytery who decides to 
attend a theological institution other than those of the PC (USA) 
should be prepared to give reasons acceptable to the Committee on 
Preparation for Ministry for such a decision. If the reasons given 
prove unacceptable to the COPFM, the student may present them to the 
presbytery for its approval. If approved by either the COPFM or the 
presbytery, the student will then be eligible for financial aid in 
accord with this policy statement. 

Procedures 

1. The student seeking aid will be asked to fill in the financial 
form provided by his/her theological institution, give the 
financial aid officer permission to release the form to the 
COPFM, and request that the financial aid officer send it to 
this committee, accompanied by student's request for presbytery 
aid. 

2. The presbytery's grants-in-aid will be paid directly to the 
student's theological institution as early as possible during 
the instructional period for which they are applicable. 

3. The actual amount of the grant to each student will be 
proportionate to that person's actual need, as compared with 
needs of others who apply. That is, each student's grant-in- 
aid will bear the same relation to the total amount of 
presbytery grants-in-aid as that student's request bears to the 
total of requests received by the presbytery. 

4. Financial needs related to intern ministry programs sponsored 
and supervised by a student's theological institution will be 
dealt with through the institution's financial aid office in the 
same manner as those related to the institution's regular 
academic program. 

c) Kay Daniel, whose records have been received from Charlotte 
Presbytery, was transferred to Salem Presbytery as a candidate for 
the ministry of the Word and Sacrament. 

d) Having completed the necessary period of inquiry under the guidance 
and in covenant relationship with the Committee on Preparation for 
Ministry, Stephen Hannah was examined and received as a candidate 
for the ministry of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) in accord with The Book of Order, G-14.0305 e.,f.,g. 



COUNCIL 

J. Herbert Nelson, Moderator 

The Council of Salem Presbytery is continuing to coordinate the work of 
Presbytery while seeking to expand the participation of it's members and assist 
in the efforts of Presbytery committees. We are extremely excited about the 



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pictorial directory for the Presbytery. This should serve as a helpful resource 
in our becoming better acquainted with one another. 

The council has approved the following: 

1. A five thousand dollar ($5,000.00) loan to the Trinity Church in Winston- 
Salem to repair the roof of the sanctuary damaged during a tornado. 

2. The purchase of four (4) vehicles for use by Presbytery staff and 
additional computer equipment for the Presbytery office. 

3. A request from the Preparation for Ministry Committee to name Salem's 
readers for the denominations standard ordination examinations. These 
readers are Reverend Mrs. Pat Stewart and Reverend Mr. David Daniel. 

4. A Salem Presbytery banner, using the Presbytery LOGO has been made. 
Council Updates 

- The previous approval of the transfer of the deed for the Clemmons church 
property is nearing completion. 

- The Council spent considerable time discussing the request from the Outdoor 
Ministries Division. We are seeking to aid in strengthening new 
relationships and partnerships. 

Salem remains in partnership with New Hope Presbytery in the ownership and 
maintenance and continuing camping program at Camp New Hope and Presbyterian 
Point. Paul Ransford is the interim Director of the camp. In addition, 
Charlotte Presbytery, Western North Carolina and Salem maintain a relationship 
in the camping program at Camp Grier. Bart Shaw is the interim director of the 
camp. 

A request from Outdoor Ministries to reexamine the structure of mission design 
for the Outdoor Ministries Division was made. The reuest was referred to the 
Goals and Evaluations Committee. Council is continuing to assist in the 
examination of proposed restructuring. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the request to churches for an increase in 
benevolence asking by 5% in 1990 and churches be challenged to increase 
their giving by 8%. 



Council discussed removing the interim status of the camp directors. However, 
with a concern for being consistent with the Principles of Agreement Council 
approved the appontment of representatives to serve on a search committee and 
begin an immediate search for directors. 



ACTIONS : 

Presbytery approved the interim status of Bart Shaw and Paul Ransford 
be extended through the calendar year (December 31, 1990) or until other 
employment is secured. (Note: Salary arrangements for these positions 
are provided for in subsidies for Outdoor Ministry program) . 

The unused portion of support for Presbyterian Point and Camp New Hope 
for 1989 was placed in DESIGNATED RESERVES FOR JOINT OUTDOOR MINISTRY 



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SUBSIDY for use at Presbyterian Point and Camp New Hope when the yearly 
audit is completed. 



ACTION: 

Sessional records presented in 1989 were indicated as "approved" and an 
ad-hoc committee of Council was authorized to propose review guidelines 
for the adoption of Presbytery. 



Sub-Committee on Honorariums 

The Committee studied the issues involved in Presbytery paying honorarium to 
members of Presbytery and churches of Presbytery for the leadership in 
Presbytery events and workshops. There wre many variables and antecedent 
Presbytery traditions discussed which revealed the sensitive nature of this 
issue. However, the exercise of good stewardship remained a priority along with 
the need to be cautious in establishing binding policies for honoraria in the 
early development of the Presbytery. 

Therefore, the Committee makes these recommendations with the understanding that 
this report does not reflect an absolute response to the issues of honorariums. 
However, in view of a need for some immediate policy we recommend the following: 

5) That during the 1990 year no honorariums be given to the members of Salem 
Presbytery or of the constituent churches of Salem Presbytery for leadership 
of workshops or other events. However, travel and expenses for workshops 
should be vouchered expense of Presbytery. This recommendation is to be 
examined at the end of the year. 

Presbytery approved the following: 



ACTIONS: 

The Committee on the Self Development of People was established in Salem 
Presbytery. 

Churches were encouraged to participate in the 1% asking for the Fund 
for Theological Education. The giving from churches is to be over and 
above the church's Benevolent asking. 

The area groupings of churches (Appendix C, p. 203) was approved by the 
Presbytery. 

The interim positions of Katy Reed and Kay-Robert Volkwijn be maintained 
on the staff at their present responsiblity and salary level through 
April, 1990. 

Dr. M. Stevenson Thurston was approved as a representative of Salem 
Presbytery to the Synod Men's Council. 

The present PREM Advocates were approved to continue through 1990. 



ACTION: 

The following persons were elected to fill vacancies on the Nominating 
Committee: 



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Class of 1990 



Marion Smith, Burlington 
Ed Finley, North Wilkesboro 
Ella Mae Phelps, Winston-Salem 

Class of 1992 

James Frazier, Sparta 

Ted Hruslinski, Burlington 

Malcolm Bullock, Salisbury 

James Price, Bermuda Run 

Gladys Bailey, Mt. Airy 

Martha Lou Anderson, Greensboro 

Valerie Thomas, Mooresville 

Youth Representative 

Russell James, Greensboro 
( ) 
( ) 

The position of Moderator has not yet been designated. 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 
Jonathan Barker, Moderator 

(John, I do not know if their written report should be included) 



OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION REPORT 
Warren Brannon, Moderator 

(John, I do not know if their written report should be included) 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 
Linda Blessing, Moderator 

An address by Jan L. McGilliard, Mid Atlantic Associate of Ministry with Older 
Adults was postponed until the February meeting. John Hamil and John Brearley 
made a presentation for the Presbyterian Men regarding a recycling project. 



ACTION 

Presbytery concurred with the Session of the Elkin Church in the 
following resolution and challenged its churches to participate in the 
recyling program. 

WHEREAS, God in His wisdom created this magnificent world and placed its 
care into our hands, and 

WHEREAS, the fragil existence of this habitat we call home necessitates 
concern for all aspects of creation, and 

WHEREAS, knowledgeable and prudent scientists agree that the health and 
future of our planet is in serious jeopardy, and 

WHEREAS, we are reminded constantly through the media of threats to our 
environment, including the greenhouse effect, acid rain, deforestation, 

toxic chemical waste, pesticidal residue, contaminated drinking water, 
and overpopulation, and 



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WHEREAS, our challenge is to reconcile our shrewd success as a species 
with the environmental consequences of that success, and 

WHEREAS, we have within our God-given resources the technological 
capabilities to restore the earth to its natural wonder, once again, and 
WHEREAS, recycling is a practical step in which all people in all places 
can contribute and make a difference, benefiting society by extending 
the life of costly landfills, decreasing the need for tax increases, 
raising funds for benevolent causes, and improving the quality of life 
for this and future generations, and 

WHEREAS, the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and 
those who dwell therein I 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Session of Elkin Presbyterian 
Church, Elkin, North Carolina, this 29th day of October, 1989, that we 
pledge our best efforts to promote recycling as a matter of conscience, 
and as a means of Christian stewardship, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we encourage the members and churches of 
Salem Presbytery, gathered at the First Presbyterian Church Burlington, 
North Carolina, for their Stated Meeting on October 31, 1989, to join 
in this partnership, for the sake of God's creation, and to His glory. 



Barbara P. Fulp (S) John C. Brearley (S) 

Clerk of Session Moderator 



SINGLES COMMITTEE 
Stan Voth, Moderator 



Stan Voth spoke on behalf of the Singles Ministries activities. 

CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION 
Mike Woodard, Moderator 

A presentation was made by Robert Bishop, Director of the Zuni Training Center. 

HUNGER COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Moderator 

The following domestic grant requests were approved to be paid from the Pennies 
for Hunger/2 -cents a Meal offerings; checks will be mailed as money becomes 
available. 

1. First Presbyterian Church, Eden; food for pantry $ 600.00 

2. Meals on Wheels, Thomasville; food to enable expansion 

of program 3,000.00 

3. Meals on Wheels, Lexington; food to enable expansion 

of program 2,500.00 

4. Prodigal House, Winston-Salem; purchase food for residents, 

(men in transition from prison to freedom) 3,600.00 

5. Jubilee House Community, Statesville; food to be used in 

boxes for the needy 4,500.00 

6. Chatham County Salvation Army, Siler City; food for the 

food pantry 2,000.00 



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7. Father's Table, Urban Ministry of High Point; food for 

Soup Kitchen 

8. Rowan Helping Ministries, Salisbury; $4,000 for food for 

distribution in boxes, etc. to poor; $1,000 for 
Soup Kitchen 

9. Council on Aging, Statesville; provide hot meals to elderly 

— both home-bound and congregate sites 

10. JOCCA (Joint Orange /Chat ham County Action), Pittsboro; 

home-delivered meals to the elderly 

11. Guilford County Food Fair, Greensboro; purchase food from 

small farmers; preserve and sell in low and moderate 
income neighborhoods to poor families; provide instruction 
on food preservation 

12. Caswell County Parish, Yanceyville; provide hot and/or frozen 

meals to homebound elderly/handicapped; food boxes for 
the needy 

13. Presbyterian Local Ministries of Alamance County, Burlington; 

Emergency food bags 

14. Crisis Control Ministries, Winston-Salem; food for boxes 

to be distributed in emergency situations 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Don Lannon, Moderator 

ASKINGS FOR 1990 . Churches in the Presbytery are being asked to increase their 
Benevolence Giving by 5% with a Challenge of 8%. This is the same increase 
requested for 1989. Churches are encouraged to accept the Challenge request 
since funding for 1990 is expected to be below the amounts requested by the 
Divisions of Presbytery. Churches are also encouraged to return their Acceptance 
Cards to the Presbytery Office by December 15, 1989, so that a balanced and 
realistic budget can be prepared. 

BUDGET HEARINGS . The Council and the Budget and Finance Committee will be 
meeting with representatives from committees and divisions for Budget Hearings 
in November and December. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENTS . Attached to this report are the Financial Statements 
through the third quarter of 1989. Receipts and disbursements are normal for 
this point in the year. Next year, churches and committees will be receiving 
regular financial reports. In the meantime, current financial information may 
be obtained by calling Willie Garvin at the Presbytery Office. 

COMPUTERS PURCHASED . Two additional computers have been purchased, one for 
Willie Garvin and the other for Hewon Han. 

AUTOMOBILES PURCHASED . Four new 1990 automobiles have been purchased for our 
staff. A low bid from Flow Motors was accepted to purchase one Lumina and three 
Corsicas. These are General Motors vehicles. The total cost will be about 
$41,500 and will be charged to transitional expenses. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Rus Howard, Moderator 

PRESBYTERY MODERATOR Ed Lewis 



2,400.00 

5,000.00 
2,057.00 
5,276.00 

600.00 

6,000.00 
2,200.00 
10,000.00 



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PRESBYTERY VICE-MODERATOR Joe Spears 



CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION MODERATOR 
CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION MODERATOR 
OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION MODERATOR 



( ) 
Barbara Dua 
Fred Poetzinger 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION MODERATOR Rosa Yourse 

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION MODERATOR Donald Hart 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 

MODERATOR Chip Steele 
CLASS OF 1992 Jim Grant 

Norm Whitney 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 

MODERATOR Jud Milam 
CLASS OF 1991 Jack Trawick 
CLASS OF 1992 Michael Askew 

Roy Carruth 

Cora Massey 

( ~ ) 

PREPARATION FOR THE MINISTRY 
MODERATOR Z. Holler 
CLASS OF 1990 Carole Chase 
CLASS OF 1991 William S. Shouse 
CLASS OF 1992 David Daniel 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Ed Brammer 
CLASS OF 1992 Catherine Bonner 
Steve Shive 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Jonathan Barker 
CLASS OF 1990 ( ) 
CLASS OF 1991 Mrs. Bob Osborne 
CLASS OF 1992 Jim Banbury 

Allen Morrison 



Rudy Boone 
Karen Pearson 



E . B . Freeman 
Grant Sharp 
Esther Preston 
P. S. Snipes 



J. William Black 
Bob Herron 



Marydell Bright 
( ) 



Larry Freeman 



PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION 

CLASS OF 1990 ( ) 

GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Aaron Clinard 

CLASS OF 1992 Aaron Clinard Doug Aiken 

Ginger Booker 

REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Carlton Eversley 

CLASS OF 1990 

CLASS OF 1991 

CLASS OF 1992 Dorothy Mintz Warren Brannon 



EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY 
MODERATOR ( 
CLASS OF 1990 
CLASS OF 1992 



COMMITTEE 

) 

Fred Ward 
Jeanette Dickens 
Martha Yount 



John Hamil 

( ) 



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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Jonathan LeCrone 
CLASS OF 1990 Pat Stewart 
CLASS OF 1992 Paul Ridolfi 



STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Charles McKee 
CLASS OF 1990 Virginia Cornet 
CLASS OF 1992 Dr. Balsey 

Charles McKee 



Marion Cameron 



WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Loretta James 
CLASS OF 1992 Claire Holt 
David Pinnix 



Curtis Patterson 



RESOURCE CENTERS COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Ida McCaskill 
CLASS OF 1992 Frank Carter 



YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Fred Coates 

CLASS OF 1991 Sarah Terry Mark Jordan 

( ) 

SINGLES MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Stan Voth 

CLASS OF 1992 Nancy Terry Mary Lou Lee 



ADULT MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Delores Spielman 
CLASS OF 1991 

CLASS OF 1992 Jack Marshall ( ) 



CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Tom Clymer 
CLASS OF 1990 Eleanor Shull 
CLASS OF 1992 Becky Lee-Andrews 

Libby Owen Hemenway 



SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND ENRICHMENT 
MODERATOR Tom Miller 
CLASS OF 1992 Bob Heck 

( ) 



Lou East 



PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Frank Dew 
CLASS OF 1992 Roy Valencourt 
( ) 

HUNGER COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR George Carpenter 
CLASS OF 1992 Ella Mae Phelps 
Charles Cameron 

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Mary Boyd Click 

CLASS OF 1990 

CLASS OF 1992 



Russell Ward 
Dorothy Mintz 



John Morrison 



( ) 
Denny Sebesan 



Gray Clark 
Robert McBride 



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CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR George Hunter 

CLASS OF 1990 

CLASS OF 1991 

CLASS OF 1992 Ann Jahnes 



INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Alex Cob lent z 
CLASS OF 1992 Bob Pittard 



Robert Yoder 



ECUMENICAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Jack Marrow 

CLASS OF 1990 

CLASS OF 1992 
CLASS OF 1992 



Bob Button 
Lisa Mullen 



Harold Fuller 



RACIAL ETHNIC COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Katherine Carr 
CLASS OF 1992 Carolyn Brockmann 
George Ploger 



Margaret Marks 



WOMEN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Muriel Ward 
CLASS OF 1990 Gayle Knox 
CLASS OF 1991 Mae Helen Byers 
CLASS OF 1992 Lovie McBryde 
Muriel Ward 



Margaret Eckerd 



HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Rocky Ward 
CLASS OF 1992 Doris Betts 

( ) 



George Neal 



OUTDOOR MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

CLASS OF 1992 Wyatt Aiken 

David Anderson 
Allan Cannon 



Sammie Braxton 
Charles England 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR Don Lannon 

CLASS OF 1991 

CLASS OF 1992 



Joe Meddling 
Sarah Boone 



Nick Mando 



PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Jim Eller 

CLASS OF 1991 Lucille Lewis 

CLASS OF 1992 Barron Moore 

Jewelene Parker 



COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR David Lee-Andrews 
CLASS OF 1992 ( ) 

Lee Alma Vaughn 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR David Nash 
CLASS OF 1992 George Neal 
Bobby Dean 



Robert Lloyd 



Weldon Fields 



SMALL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
MODERATOR ( ) 
CLASS OF 1992 ( ) 

Phyllis Chambers 



Bill Sosebee 



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CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

MODERATOR Steve Hundley 
CLASS OF 1992 Virginia Mott 
Dr. Suh 

NOTE ABOUT ( ) AND 



Where there is a ( ), a nomination is in process. 
Where there is a , we need people to be nominated. 

Presbytery elected by acclamation the following GA Commissioners and Alternates. 
Additional Alternates and Youth Advisory Delegates will be elected in February, 
1990. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS BALLOT 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 1990 



PRIMARY CLERGY COMMISSIONERS 

HERBERT NELSON 

IVAN LOWERY 

FRANK DEW 



ALTERNATE CLERGY COMMISSIONERS 

FRANK ALLEN 

( ) 

( ) 



PRIMARY ELDER COMMISSIONERS 

NEIL FLEMING 

LADONNA MCARTHUR 

DALE DAVIDSON 



ALTERNATE ELDER COMMISSIONERS 

JANE MILLER 

( ) 

( ) 

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YOUTH ADVISORY DELEGATE 



JENNIFER SHERYL 



ALTERNATE YOUTH ADVISORY DELEGATE 
( ) 



COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION 
Carlton Eversley, Moderator 

"Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout people from every nation under 
heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, 
because each one heard them speaking in their own language. And they were amazed 
and wondered, saying, 'Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how 
is it that we hear each other in their own native languages? Parthians and Medes 
and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene and 
visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them 
telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God'." (Acts 2:5-11) 

Dr. Luke takes care to record that at the Pentecostal experience of the 
descending of the Holy Spirit, a wide variety of racial-ethnic groups 
participated. Middle Easterners, Black Africans, Asians, and southern Europeans 
were all represented and each heard the Spirit in their own language . No one 
had to give up who they were in order to be Christian. Groups with more social, 
political economic power did not force others to be just like them in order to 
be holy. Luke understands that for the church to build the Kingdom of God 
authentically, all human groups must be represented. This goes beyond secular 
affirmative action to building the family of God. 

The Presbytery Church (U.S.A.) attempts to reflect this through the Committee 
on Representation, cited in the Book of Order in G-9.0105. "The Committee on 
Representation shall serve both as an advocate for the representation of racial 
ethnic members, women, different age groups, and persons with disabilities, and 
as a continuing resource to the particular governing body in these areas." 

In Salem Presbytery, where the reunion has become real and the Civil War finally 
settled, the Committee will be coordinating its advocacy and resourcefulness with 
other groups such as the Black Caucus, the Korean-American congregation, the 
Racial Ethnic Committee, the Committee on Women of Color, and Ministers of Racial 
Ethnic Churches. Further, we've initiated contact with the Nominations Committee 
who had already begun listing of racial/ethnic, gender, and clergy/laity status. 
Finally, we appreciate the gender and racial/ethnic diversity in our staff, hired 
not due to the biological configuration of their births, but of the gifts God 
grew in them in their lives. 

To carry out the responsibility of review of the hiring process of Presbytery, 
the Committee heard the report of the selection of program and support staff. 
The program staff is made up of one white male clergy and one white female 
clergy, one black female lay person, and one Korean Clergy. The support staff 
has four females and one male of several ages, black and white, and several 
religious affiliations. 

The make-up of the Presbytery Committees is as follows: 

253 men 144 women 397 total committee 



196 



34 Black men 



29 Black women 63 Black members 

(16%) 



Chairs of Committees: 



35 



22 White men 
4 Black men 



8 White women 
1 Black woman 



There is concern about the over-representation of clergy and white men. The 
representation of Black men and women is greater than their percentage of the 
Presbyterian membership with a ratio of 39000/4000. 



We have been advised by the General Assembly Stated Clerk that commissioners and 
the youth advisory delegate to the 202nd General Assembly meeting in Salt Lake 
City, Utah, must be submitted by February 1, 1990, (because of the early May 29 
start of the Assembly) . Since Salem Presbytery does not meet next until February 
3, 1990, the Commissioners are being elected at this meeting. 



The following churches have notified the presbytery through its Stated Clerk of 
their actions to claim the exceptions on church property which is allowed under 
the provisions of the Form of Government, G-8.0701. These congregations have 
acted in regular manner in accordance with the provisions of the constitution 
and has notified the presbytery of their actions, as required. No action is 
required by the presbytery in this matter. Following is the name of the 
congregation from which the presbytery has received notification since its last 
stated meeting. 

CHURCH DATE OF CONGREGATION'S ACTION 

Trinity, Burlington April 30, 1989 

Flat Rock, Mt. Airy September 10, 1989 

Franklin, Salisbury September 10, 1989 



For some months negotiations have been in progress between the East Burlington 
and Westview Churches in Burlington concerning merging into one congregation. 
On September 17, 1989, the two congregations voted affirmatively on the Plan of 
Merger (Appendix D, pp. 204-213). 



STATED CLERK'S REPORT 



Exceptions to Property Provisions 
In Accordance With G-8.0701 



ACTION 



Salem Presbytery offered its congratulations to the East Burlington and 
Westview Churches in this new venture. The Plan of Merger was approved. 
The Moderator was empowered to appoint a Commission of Salem Presbytery 
to convene the newly formed congregation. 



SESSIONAL RECORDS REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT 



The Sessional Records from the following churches were approved: 



Alamance 
Baird's Creek 
Bethany (Graham) 

Community in Christ, Presbyterian 

Concord 

Guilford Park 



Pleasant Grove 
Sandy Ridge 
Shady Side 
Shiloh (Burlington) 



Speedwell 
St. James 



197 



Logan 
Mebane 
Pine Hall 



Thomasville, First 
Thy at ir a 
Vandalia 



BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE REPORT 

A commissioners resolution from the Rev. S. Edwin Lewis concerning the length 
of term of Presbytery Moderator was referred to Council for recommendation to 
the February meeting of Presbytery. 



RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE REPORT 

The Resolutions Committee submitted to Salem Presbytery the following 
Oresolution, which was approved: 

WHEREAS, we were led in worship hearing the word preached in a powerful way by 
Sharon G. Stanley, Elizabeth L. Lamb, and Lisa M. Mullen who are candidates 
for the Ministry of the Word, and the Reverend Charlie Williams of the host 
church, 

AND WHEREAS the sermons and examinations of Sharon G. Stanley, Elizabeth L. 
Lamb, and Lisa M. Mullen were sustained leading to years of fruitful ministry 
for our Lord, 

AND WHEREAS we were led to the table of our Lord as we broke bread and shared 
the cup, 

AND WHEREAS we were reminded of the multitude of the saints past and present and 
were enabled to give special thanks for those leaders of our church who have 
recently entered the Church Triumphant, 

AND WHEREAS we were enabled to hear various reports on the life and work for our 
Lord in Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly, 

AND WHEREAS we installed as Presbytery Associate Staff the persons of Willie 
Garvin, Hewon Han, and A. Carter Shelley whose service to our Presbytery in 
the years to come will bring the blessings of God to our life together and 
in our several congregations, 

AND WHEREAS we hve experienced the graciousness of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Burlington whose courtious and friendly hospitality, whose delicious 
meal, 

and whose efficient and efficacious organization led to the conduct of the 
business of Salem Presbytery in a memorable way, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the members of Salem Presbytery meeting on the 
thirty-first day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and 
eighty nine in our fourth stated meeting do hereby give thanks to God for 
His mercies this day and praise His name for these and all His benefits. 



CLOSING WORSHIP 

The closing worship was led by Rev. Hewon Han, Associate Presbyter for 
Congergational Life at 5:40 P.M. 




Stated Clerk 
198 



REPORT OF DEATHS OF 
ELDERS AND MINISTERS SINCE NOVEMBER 1, 1988 



Bethesda Presbyterian Church 

Ernest L. Owens Elder 
Burlington, First Presbyterian Church 



Milford Elton Sutton 
Robert Dixon White 
Thomas Ogburn Jones 
Robert Flagg Thornburg 

Calvary Presbyterian Church 

Samuel Ramseur, Sr. 
Dellabrook Presbyterian Church 

Mrs. Ida F. Simmons 

Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church 

Lewis McKee 
Harold Thomas 

Flat Rock Presbyterian Church 

Pershing Pell 
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church 

David Scott Butterworth 

Grace Presbyterian Church 

Medora Y. Hill 
John Tyler Bausman 

Graham Presbyterian Church 

John Hardie Stockard 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Greensboro, First Presbyterian Church 



Gilbert Worth Covington 
Cornelius Monroe Vanstory, Jr. 
Thornton Higbie Brooks 
Luther Thomas Bass 
Arthur Byron Farrar 
Claibourne H. Darden 

Greenwood Presbyterian Church 

Mrs. Ruby Jones 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church 

Ralph H. Scott, Sr. 



Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



9/7/89 



12/27/88 
1/8/89 
6/20/89 
7/26/89 



7/30/89 



5/24/89 



10/17/89 
3/5/89 



12/18/88 
8/28/89 



12/3/88 



4/7/88 

5/5/88 

10/31/88 

2/23/89 

8/19/89 

10/4/89 



9/23/89 



4/2/89 



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Highland Presbyterian Church 



William Wood 




Elder 


2/8/89 


Ansel Fowler 




Elder 


9/13/89 


Hiqh Point, First Presbyterian Church 




John Womack 




Elder 




Hugh Evans 




Minister 


10/12/89 


Jamestown Presbyterian Church 








Mrs. Mary Leet Hodgin 




Elder 


1/28/89 


Mebane Presbyterian Church 








Ralph C. Ray 




Elder 


12/15/88 


Mooresville, First Presbyterian 


Church 




Albert Harold Copelan 




Elder 


9/22/89 


Mount Vernon Springs Presbyterian 


Church 




Zollie Elsie Edwards Martin 




Elder 


1/20/89 


Pittsboro Presbyterian Church 








Audrey Goodwin 




Elder 


10/6/89 


Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church 






Harold Liner 




Deacon 


8/6/89 


Speedwell Presbyterian Church 








Ruby Nance Robertson 




Elder 


11/8/88 


Spencer Presbyterian Church 








Robert L. Harrison 




Elder 


1/7/89 


St. James Presbyterian Church 








Estelle Curley 




Elder 


6/3/89 


Stony Creek Presbyterian Church 








Samuel Burgess Sadler 




Elder 


11/7/88 


Third Creek Presbyterian Church 








Melville A. Lentz 




Elder 


8/1/89 


Westminster Presbyterian Church 


( Greensboro ) 




Thomas Murray Richmond, Sr. 




Elder 


8/28/89 



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APPENDIX B 



COMMUNICATIONS 



1. 



TERMS OF CALL - INCOMING 



Candidates 



Sharon Stanley - Director of Refugee Resettlement Services 
Synod of Pacific - Nevada, Sacramento, San Joaquin & Stockton 

Elizabeth Lyle Lamb - AoP Asheboro, First 

Lisa Marie Mullen - AoP High Point, First 



Fredrick R. Horner - AoP Greensboro, First 
Reagan Philip Gibbs - Collinstown and Francisco 



2. TERMS OF CALL - OUTGOING/PENDING 

William Reisenweaver - Miami Presbytery 
South Charleston, Ohio 



Robert R. Kopp - Maumee Valley Presbytery 
First, Maumee, Ohio 



3. INSTALLATION COMMISSIONS 

Elizabeth Lyle Lamb, 7 p.m., November 19, Asheboro 
Sharon G. Stanley, 8 p.m., November 1, Taylorsville 



Fredrick R. Horner, 11 a.m., December 10, Greensboro 
Reagan P. Gibbs, 7:30 p.m., December 10, Westfield 
Lisa Marie Mullen, 11 a.m., December 3, High Point 



4. MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS TO INSTALL 

Stevan Alan Snipes - North Wilkesboro 
Dennis J. Sebesan - Jamestown 
J. William Black - Pine Ridge/Hills 
Robert Alvin Bryant - Cross Roads 

5. INVITATIONS FOR MEETINGS 



To Clemmons from Concord 

To Salem from Concord - Warranty Deed, sharing Camp Grier 



7. MATERIALS SURROUNDING THE EAST BURLINGTON/WESTVIEW MERGER 

8. CHAPTER 8 EXEMPTIONS 



Transfers 



February 3 

April - Westminster, Greensboro 
July - First, High Point 
October 



6. 



PROPERTY TRANSFERS 



Trinity, Burlington 
Flat Rock, Mt. Airy 
Franklin, Salisbury 



April 30, 1989 
September 10, 1989 
September 10, 1989 



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9. Instructions from Stated Clerk regarding February 1, 1990 deadline for 
General Assembly Commissioner and Youth Advisory Delegates. 



10. Requests Docket/Display time: 



Zuni Presbyterian Training Center 
Mid-Atlantic Association for Ministries with 



10 minutes 



Older Adults - Jan McGilliard 
Talmage Fish - PSCE Alumni/Sponsors 



10 minutes 
5 minutes 



Montreat Conference Center Display 

GA Stewardship & Communication Development 

Video Christmas Joy Offering re Racial Ethnic Institutions including 

Barber Scotia - "A Sense of Belonging" 

11. GA Global Missions Unit - Clif Kirkpatrick & GA Staff - Evelyn Fulton re The 
Layman's attack on Syngnoon Rhee, Associate Director 

Letter from Youngil Cho, National Korean Presbyterian Council 

12. RE Hurricane Hugo 



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PLAN OF MERGER 
BETWEEN THE 
EAST BURLINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
AND THE 

WESTVIEV PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
TO FORM THE 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

CONTENTS 
MISSION STATEMENT 
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT 



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MISSION STATEMENT 

"By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to 
a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went 
out, not knowing where he was to go." (Hebrews 11:8 RSV) Like 
Abraham, all of us are called on occasion to leave the familiar 
behind and go in faith to a new place. We, the congregations 
of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church and the Westview 

Presbyterian Church, feel that God is calling us to take such 
a step in becoming the * P resbyterian Church. 

We recognize that we will continue to be wayfarers, still 
seeking "the city with foundations, whose architect and builder 
is God." (Hebrews 11:10) Nevertheless, our merger appears to 
be a significant signpost along the trail of grace. Many fervent 
prayers have been offered in these past years for the renewal 
of our churches, and in our negotiations together we have per- 
ceived the working of God's Spirit in new and unexpected ways. 
"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you 
not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:19) The words of the prophet appro- 
priately express what we feel. God has shown himself to be 
the God of a new beginning in the rescue of a people from Exile, 
in the coming of a Messiah and in the formation of a new commun- 
ity of faith, the Church. In a small way, we understand ourselves 
to be a part of this process. 

On the other hand, God's gracious intervention always re- 
quires a response of faithful obedience on the part of his people. 
The exiled Israelites needed faith and courage to return to 
a land ravaged by war. The disciples of Jesus Christ were warned 
that to follow him meant "to take up a cross." The Church was 

formed by the power of the Spirit in order that the gospel might 

205 



Mission Statement pg. -2- 



be preached to an often hostile ancient world. New beginnings 
always bring with them new responsibilities. It will be the 
same for us. 

By faith, we promise to keep moving in response to the 
call of God's Spirit. All of our problems will not be solved 
by the action we take. Indeed, this merger creates new situat- 
ions that will require patience, understanding and love. How- 
ever, these new situations are also new possibilities in which 
we can listen in a fresh way for God's will. We pray that 
this process will bring us closer to the Savior whom we seek 
to serve. It is our hope that the * Presbyterian Church 
will be the kind of community which is open and responsive 
to the stranger in our midst. We ask to truly be the Body 
of Christ, compassionately sharing the pain of those who hurt 
and rejoicing with those who rejoice. (cf. Romans 12:15, 
II Corinthians 1:3-7) 

* Refer to Article 1.8 



206 



ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT 

BETWEEN EAST BURLINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND 
WESTVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

PREAMBLE 

The Articles of Agreement embody the contractural commit- 
ments of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church and the Westview 
Presbyterian Church, both of Burlington, North Carolina, con- 
cerning the means by which the members, officers and property 
of those Churches shall be and become the members, officers 
and property of the * Presbyterian Church. The Articles 

of Agreement record the details of the merger. Their contents 
demonstrate the continuity of the merged Church with each of 
its antecedents. The merged Church will be in all ecclesiasti- 
cal, legal and other respects the continuing entity of the 
East Burlington Presbyterian Church and the Westview Presbyterian 
Church . 

Once the two Churches have approved the Plan of Merger 
in accordance with their separate Constitutions and the merger 
has been effected, the single merged Church will come into 
being and the separate existences of the two Churches will 
terminate. The two parties to the original agreement will 
no longer be in existence as separate Churches and hence the 
agreement cannot thereafter be altered. By the act of merger, 
the separate interests of the two parties reflected in the 
agreement are united into one merged Church that could not 
represent the concerns of either predecessor body if some change 
in the Agreement were proposed. 



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Articles of Agreement Pg. -2- 

1.0 Article 1. Continuity of the * Presbyterian Church with the 
East Burlington Presbyterian Church and the Westview Presbyterian 
Church 

1.1 These Articles of Agreement are intended to, and they 
do, provide for the merger of the East Burlington Presbyterian 
Church and the Westview Presbyterian Church to form one Church 
which shall be known as the * Presbyterian Church. When- 
ever it becomes necessary to identify the East Burlington Pres- 
byterian Church or the Westview Presbyterian Church after the 

merger, the * Presbyterian Church is, and shall be the 

successor each and the successor shall have that identity. 
The history of the * Presbyterian Church is, and shall 
embody the history of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church 
and the Westview Presbyterian Church. These Articles shall 
be interpreted consistently with the foregoing. The East Burl- 
ington Presbyterian Church, the Westview Presbyterian Church, 
and the * Presbyterian Church affirm that it is the intent- 
ion of each that the * Presbyterian Church, from the 

time of merger, shall comprise and be one single ecclesiastical 
entity which is the continuing Church resulting from the merger 
of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church and the Westview 
Presbyterian Church. 

1.2 Each and every member of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church 
and the Westview Presbyterian Church shall be a member of the 

* Presbyterian Church. 



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pg. -3- 



1.3 Each and every ordained officer, whether elder or deacon of 
the East Burlington Presbyterian Church and of the Westview 
Presbyterian Church shall be the comparable officer of the 

* Presbyterian Church, elder or deacon. 

1.4 The pastoral relationship between Frank J. Allen, Jr. and the 
Westview Presbyterian Church shall continue in the * 
Presbyterian Church. The terms of call shall be: Salary-$19 , 800 
annually with use of Manse, utilities and Medical insurance 
and Pension provided; Annual allowances: $3 , 000-automobile , 
$600-Study leave, $ 1 , 500-Social Security and vacation of one 
month per calendar year and two weeks study leave per calendar 
year . 

1.5 The session of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church and 
of the Westview Presbyterian Church shall be combined upon 
merger for a period of one year. 

East Burlington 

Alice M. Johnson 
Wade N. Redding 
Glenn H. Thompson 



Eleanor J. Durham 
Anna M. Matherly 
Harold A. Stanfield 
Westview 



Ruth W. Kizziah 
Helen W. Roberts 
Anne W. Tolley 



Harry M. Clark 
David Moore , Jr . 



Doris W. May 
Margaret B. Windham 



James F. Ferrell 
Thomas N. Wagner 

1.6 Harry Clark will serve as Clerk of Session for one year. 

1.7 The Board of Deacons of the Westview Presbyterian Church shall 
continue for a period of one year as follows: 



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Articles of Agreement pg. -4- 

Moderator: William W. Whitley Secretary: E. W. Ferrell 

William J. Draver Kenny L. Foster William A. Mensing 

Barbara N. Moore Kaye P. Morgan Stephen E. Vaughn 

1.8 The process of selecting a new name shall be determined by 
the newly formed session. 

2.0 Article 2 Trustees and Corporate Structure 

2.1 The trustee and corporate structure of the East Burlington 
Presbyterian Church and the Westview Presbyterian Church, to- 
gether with all property, real and personal, held by them shall 
be the trustees and corporate structures of the * Presby- 
terian Church, for a period of one year. Such legal procedures 
shall be undertaken without delay as may be necessary and expedi- 
ent to assure that all property, real and personal, held by 
the Churches before merger are clearly identified as the pro- 
perty of the * Presbyterian Church. 

2.2 The continuity and integrity of all funds held in trust by 
such trustees or corporations shall be maintained, and the 
intention of the settlor or testator as set out in the trust 
instrument shall be strictly complied with. Whenever necessary, 
steps shall be taken to demonstrate that the * Presbyter- 
ian Church has succeeded to the beneficiary named in such trust 
instrument . 

3.0 Article 3. Transitional Composition 

3.1 During the period immediately following merger, and continuing 
for a period of one year, the session of the * Presbyter- 
ian Church shall consist of the pastor, Frank J. Allen, Jr., 

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Pg. -5- 



and the 


elders in 


active service at the time 


of merger : 




Harry M. 


Clark 


Eleanor J. Durham 


James F 


. Ferrell 


Alice M. 


Johnson 


Ruth W. Kizziah 


Anna M. 


Ma ther ly 


Doris W. 


May 


David Moore, Jr. 


Wade N 


. Redding 


Helen W. 


Roberts 


Harold A. Stanfield 


Glenn H. 


Thompson 


Anne W. 


Tolley 


Thomas N. Wagner 


Margaret B 


. Windham 



4.0 Article 4. Location of the * Presbyterian Church 

4.1 The congregation of the * Presbyterian Church shall begin, 
immediately after the merger, to use the facilities and occupy 
the structure of the former Westview Presbyterian Church, 1126 
West Webb Avenue. The facilities and structure of the former 
East Burlington Presbyterian Church, 800 Fair Street, shall 
be closed at the merger and be listed for sale. The proceeds 
of the sale shall become the property of the * Presbyter- 
ian Church. 

4.2 Properties of the former East Burlington Presbyterian Church 
which are not to be included in the sale shall be transferred 
to the facilities and structure of the * Presbyterian 
Church. The session of the * Presbyterian Church shall 
have oversight of the decisions as to which properties may 
be removed before the sale. 

4.3 The * Presbyterian Church will utilize the stained glass 
windows from the East Burlington Presbyterian Church in its 
structure. The session will be responsible for the immediate 
removal, storage and replacement of the windows. 



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4.4 The written histories of the antecedent Churches shall be dili- 
gently preserved. An update of the histories of the two Churches 
should be undertaken indicating a common heritage and hopes 
for the future . 

5.0 Article 5. Procedures for Implementing Merger 

5.1 When the sessions of the two merging Churches shall have ap 
proved the Plan for Merger by a favorable vote on Formal Quest- 
ion 1, the congregations shall consider the matter at a meeting 
to be held on September 17, 1989. 

Formal Question 1 is: 

Resolved: that the session approve and recommend to the congre- 
gation merger with the Westview Presbyterian Church (East Bur- 
lington Presbyterian Church) under the proposed Plan of Merger 
consisting of Mission Statement and Articles of Agreement, 
both of which are attached to this resolution, and by this 
reference are incorporated as a part hereof. 

5.2 Each congregation shall report its action on Formal Question 
2 below to the Presbytery of Salem at its meeting October 24, 
1989. 

Formal Question 2 is: 

Resolved: that the congregation of the East Burlington Presby- 
terian Church (Westview Presbyterian Church) give its approval 
to merger with the Westview Presbyterian Church (East Burlington 
Presbyterian Church) under the proposed Plan of Merger consist- 
ing of Mission Statement and Articles of Agreement, both of 



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which are attached to this resolution, and by this reference 
are incorporated as a part hereof. 

5.3 When the Presbytery of Salem shall have approved of the merger 
of the two Churches, following approval of Formal Question 
1 by the sessions, and the approval of Formal Question 2 by 
the congregations, then the Presbytery of Salem shall appoint 
an Administrative Commission to gather at the location of the 
* Presbyterian Church to convene the congregation of 

the * Presbyterian Church. 



* Refer to Article 1.8 



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INDEX 



Candidates 

Examination and Reception of: 

Kay Daniel 186 

Stephen Hannah 186 

Churches 

Exemptions to Property Provisions In Accordance with G-8.0701 

Flat Rock, Mt. Airy 197 

Franklin, Salisbury 197 

Trinity, Burlington 197 

Merger of: 

East Burlington and Westview 197 

Commissioners to General Assembly, Election of 195 

Committees, Standing 

Bills and Overtures 178, 198 

Resolutions 178, 198 

Sessional Records 178, 197 

Committees of Presbytery, Reports of: 

Budget and Finance Committee 191 

Committee on Ministry 182 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 185 

Committee on Representation 196 

Congregational Life Division 189 

Council 186 

Examinations Committee 172 

Hunger Committee 190 

Nominations Committee .... 191 

Outdoor Ministries Division 189 

Professional Development Committee 189 

Singles Committee 190 

Enrollment 169 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Appointment of: 

Reagan Philip Gibbs 182 

Fredrick Randolph Horner 180 

Elizabeth Lyle Lamb 178 

Lisa Marie Mullen 176 

Sharon Gettys Stanley 174 

Dismissals of: 

Gary R. Fravel 183 

Robert R. Kopp 183 

Walter R. Smith 183 

Sharon Gettys Stanley 183 

J. Dexter Taylor 183 

Alan Duncan Wright 183 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships: 

Gary R. Fravel 183 

J. Dexter Taylor 183 

Reception of: 

Reagan Philip Gibbs 180 

Fredrick Randolph Horner 179 



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Elizabeth Lyle Lamb 176 

Lisa Marie Mullen 174 

Sharon Gettys Stanley 172 

Necrology of Elders 199 

Stated Clerk's Report 197 



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VOLUME II 



NUMBER 



Minutes of 




SALEM 
PRESBY 



UERY 



FIFTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
February 3 f 1990 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



FIFTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
MOORESVILLE , NORTH CAROLINA 

February 3, 1990 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Moderator- in-Nominat ion 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



Dale Davidson 
S. Edwin Lewis 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Associate Presbyter for 

Congregational Life 
Interim Associate for Witness and Missions 
Interim Hunger Action Enabler 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 
Secretary 

Receptionist/ Secretary 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 

A. Carter Shelley 

Hewon Han 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 
Catherine J. Reed 
Mickey Wiggins 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Rhonda Johnson 
Jim Clinard 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (919) 766-3393 



FIFTH STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
MOORE S VI LLE , NORTH CAROLINA 
February 3, 1990 



The Fifth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was called to order by Moderator 
Dale Davidson at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 1990, in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Mooresville, North Carolina. The morning prayers were 
led by the Rev. Katy Reed. 



QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of 
the Presbytery. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, G. "Woody" Alexander, Frank Allen, Michael Askew, Jim Banbury, Jesse 
W. Bledsoe, Linda Blessing, Ernest M. Bradford, Warren C. Brannon, John Brearley, 
Bob Bryant, Malcolm Bullock, Tyrone Burkette, Robert E. Button, George S. 
Calhoun, George Carpenter, Charles R. Carter, Carole F. Chase, Mary Boyd Click, 
Tom Clymer, Fred Coates, Watt M. Cooper, J. Alex Coblentz, Kermit Dancy, David 
Daniel, Frank A. Davison, Robert F. Dean, F. Marion Dick, James A. Dickens, C. 
Wayne Dixon, Carl W. Dumford, Chris East, James W. Eller, Carlton A. G. Eversley, 
McLean Faw, Robert Fiedler, Roscoe B. Fisher, James T. Frazier, E. B. Freeman, 
Robert O. Freeman, Harold Fuller, Tempe Fussell. 



G-M 

Joseph M. Garrison, Calvin P. Gentry, Reagan Gibbs, Scott Girard, James H. Grant, 
Jr., Lucius A. Gray, Hewon Han, John M. Handley, William C. Hayes, James 
Henderson, David L. Henry, Everett A. Hewlett, Cynthia R. Higgins, Sam Hobson, 
Z. N. Holler, Fred R. Horner, Joanne Hull, Steve Hundley, Guy S. Hunt, Jr., 
George Hunter, Henry J. Keating, William R. Knox, Lisa Lamb, Donald E. Lannon, 
David Lee-Andrews, Robert Lewis, S. Edwin Lewis, Ivan Lowery, Jack Roger Marrow, 
Robert M. Matthews, Charles T. McKee, Judson J. Milam, John Milholland, E. Tom 
Miller, James F. Miller, Reid Montgomery, Allen E. Morrison, William H. Morrison, 
Lisa M. Mullen. 



N-Z 

George F. Neal, J. Herbert Nelson, David Partington, Steve M. Pharr, Joseph L. 
Pickard, A. B. Plexico, George Ploger, Catherine J. Reed, Leland Richardson, 
James M. Rissmiller, Jean Rodenbough, Dennis J. Sebesan, Carter Shelley, Jerold 
Shetler, Steve Shive, Steve Snipes, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura Spangler, Joe Spears, 
Rollin M. Steele, Jr., Patricia Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, Glenn C. Thomason, 
John G. Truitt, Jr., Robert Lee Turner, Stan Voth, Harold F. Waldruff, W. Russell 
Ward, Jr., Norman M. Whitney, Sr., John Wilkerson, Frank C. Wilkinson, Jim 
Wilson, Paul Woodall, Scott Woodmansee, William J. Wrenn, Jr., Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James Allen, Jonathan Barker, John W. Bell, L. Adlai Boyd, Edwin Brammer, William 
D. Carmines, M. Gray Clark, S. Jay Click, Frank M. Dew, M. Susan Dobyns, Barbara 



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Dua, Daniel L. Durway, John Eliason, Robert C. Evans, III, Dusty K. Fiedler, 
Joseph W. Flora, Phillip E. Gehman, J. Stimson Hawkins, Robert W. Herron, Linn 
Rus Howard, Ann B. Jahnes, William S. Johnson, Walter W. King, Robert Lee, Paul 
Lindsey, William F. Long, Steve A. Martin, James M. Mauldin, Donald Mimbs, S. 
Curtis Patterson, Karen Pearson, William T. Perkins, Jamie Bibee Pharr, Phillip 
Justin Pogue, Paul N. Ridolfi, Paul S. Ryoo, William D. Varker, Rockwell P. Ward, 
Benjamin F. Williams, Charles Williams, J. Gordon Williams. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

J. William Black, William H. Chappell, Robert R. Childs, Jr., Clyde T. Cook, Max 
Deal, Robert L. Ellis, Larry W. Freeman, Carter Gillespie, William S. Johnston, 
David A. Long, III, Laura C. Long, Z. Bradford Long, Jonathan W. Lovelady, 
Kathleen Murdock, David Nash, Robert S. Osborne, Richard Osmer, Franklin L. 
Partridge, III, Gerald N. Reiff , Grant M. Sharp, Danny M. Sharpe, James W. Smith, 
Jr., Jeffrey D. Smith, Jerry M. Smith, John B. Talmage, Michael E. Woodard. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron Kay George, Lewis C. Kimmel, Jr., Connell Osborne. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Tom B. Anderson, Lawrence W. Avent, Charles L. Brown, 
William Brown, Cecil C. Callis, L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Bobby L. Combs, Herbert H. 
Culler, William M. Currie, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William H. Foster, Jr., Milton 
M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Dewitt F. Helm, Rufus F. Jamerson, John S. Johnson, 
Hardin A. King, Julian Lake, John W. Luke, Wilkes Macaulay, John R. McAlpine, 
III, Jerry McCann, James M. McDaniel, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, Joseph 
Mullin, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, W. Clark Porter, 
III, James L. Price, Jr., Charles Reckard, John A. Redhead, Jr., William C. 
Rhodes, Jr., Lester E. Sheppard, William W. Sloan, William R. Smith, III, 
Thompson B. Southall, Harry S. Thomas, Roy E. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C. 
Whitley, John A. Womeldorf, Troy A. Young, Jr. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Bain F. Allred, Ralph Hobbs, Richard M. Royal, Allen Temple Katherine 
Carr, James Miles, Asbury Robert Overby, Asheboro, First J. Carlyle Daniel, 
Russell Walker, Jr., Back Creek Gilbert Goodman, Bethany (Graham) Henry Flythe, 
Bethany ( Statesville) Dorothy Grose, Bethel Jimmie Flippin, Bethesda (Ruffin) 
David K. Neal, Bethesda (Statesville) Sue Cook, Beulah Rick Holbrook, Elizabeth 
Scott, Bixby Julia Cornatzer, Booneville, First E. L. Cundiff, Marilyn Scales, 
Brentwood Mary F. Bailey, Buffalo Edna K. Bell, Jean Dross, Calvary A. E. 
Peterson, Fred Tatum, Jr., Cameron John C. Chambers, Phyllis Chambers, Hallie 
Davidson, Centre Margaret Cowan, Church of the Cross Marion Lanier, Clemmons John 
F. Carlile, Cleveland Pauline B. Allison, Clio J. Adrian Dobson, Collinstown Ruth 
Hill, Community in Christ John Gemuenden, Ken Griffin, Concord John H. Ervin, 
Colleemee Grier C. Waller, Covenant Harry D. Wilson, Cross Roads John Coble, 
Dogwood Acres Bob Lindley, Eden, First Horace Penn, Edward Webb Memorial Gladys 
W. Bailey, Elkin Byron Wolfe, Fairmont Bruce Mize, Faith I. E. Martin, Fieldstone 
Jerry Miller, Fifth Creek Roger Niblock, Flat Rock Jessie Welborn, Forest Hills 
Stan Bittner, Forest Park Mike Clendenin, Francisco Betty Wright, Franklin G. 
S. Thomason, Freedom Minnie Dobbins, Dorena Stevenson. 

G-M 

Grace Frank K. Thomas, Sr., Allen D. Tate, Graham Jean T. Thompson, Greensboro, 
First Jane H. Armfield, Ed Bradsher, Emmett W. Bringle, Bennie Lee Inman, Ernest 



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Lee, Guilford Park Charles R. Bailey, Ruby Scott, Hawf ields Elmo Albright, N. 
N. Fleming, III, High Point, First Bill Boyles, Aaron Neal Clinard, George S. 
Erath, Highland Parks Berryhill, Flora N. Winfree, Immanuel Sue E. Lambert, 
Jamestown Barbara H. Bentley, Kernersville, First Martha Faye Collins, Lansing 
Fred Carter, Lexington, First John Barker, Bill McMurray, Lexington, Second 
Claude Graves, Lloyd Ada S. Brown, Edwin L. Patterson, Ruth M. Patterson, Logan 
Dorothy Mintz, Madison Mary Siewers Patterson, Mebane Wilson G. Jeffreys, 
Memorial Richard Foust, Mocksville, First Perry Call, Mooresville, First Bill 
Neel, Eddie Nelson, Mt. Jefferson Harry Hamilton, Mt . Tabor Roy L. Carruth, Mt . 
Vernon Lucille Phifer. 

N-Z 

New Creation Community Anne S. McKee, New Salem J. M. Lackey, North Wilkesboro 
L. Ray Burris, III, Oakland Ed Cole, Parkway Coretta Blanchette, V. Derron 
Daugherty, Jr. , Pilot Mountain, First Tim A. Palmer, Pittsboro Charles W. 
Cameron, Pleasant Grove Jeanette Watson, Prospect Bill Lowrance, Presbyterian 
Church of the Covenant John E. Barney, Lib E. Linker, Randolph Darrell Albertson, 
George Slaydon, Reid Memorial Mae Helen Byers, John B. Faulkner, Jr., Valarie 
C. Thomas, Reidsville, First R. E. Balsley, Salisbury, First Becky Lowery, Harold 
C. Mesimer, Linda Thurston, Salisbury, Second W. W. Blackman, Sedgef ield Bill 
Poe, Shady Side Betsy Calhoun, Geneva Gilchrist, Shallowf ord Sally Gant, Smyrna 
Mitchell Dixon, Sparta Peggy Frazier, Spencer Luther R. Miller, Springwood Henry 
Tickle, St . Andrews Dan Meckley, St . James Catherine T. Bonner, Lovie McBryde, 
Anngie Purcell, Rosa Yourse, St. Paul (Greensboro) Ron Ervin, St. Paul (High 
Point ) Thomas Leach, Starmount Robert B. Lloyd, Jr., Craig Siler, Carl W. 
Treleaven, Stony Creek Daren Greene, Abner R. Miles, Tabor Dorman "Bud" Tatum, 
Taylorsville Babara L. Hayes, Third Creek Hannah Padgett, Thy at ir a Correll Hall, 
Trinity (Burlington) Franklin Lyerly, Robert VonBergen, Trinity (Winston-Salem) 
Robert E. Purs ley, Trinity United Franklin Lyerly, Gladys Winston, Unity Tom 
Wetmore, Wentworth W. D. Sherron, Westminster (Burlington) Tom Wagner, 
Westminster (Greensboro) Allan Cannon, Winston-Salem, First Whit East, William 
E. East, James S. Price, Jane Shouse, Harold E. Wingert, Yadkinville Bud 
Alexander, Yanceyville Buford B. Pearson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representation at this meeting 
of Presbytery: 

Baird's Creek, Crestwood, Danbury Community, Fellowship, Glenwood, Hills, Korean 
First, Mt. Airy, First, Mt. Vernon Springs, Old Providence, Piedmont, 
Thomasville, First, Vandalia. 

The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this 
meet in of Presbytery: 

Boone, First, Burlington, First, Dellabrook, Ebenezer, El Bethel, Elmwood, 
Glendale Springs, Greenwood, Griers, Gulf, Harmony, Hope View, John Calvin, 
Joyce, Laurel Fork, Little Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville, Second, 
Oakview, Old Town, Peak Creek, Pine Hall, Pine Ridge, Red House, Riverview, 
Rumple Memorial, Sandy Ridge, Shiloh (Burlington), Shiloh ( Statesville) , Siler 
City, Southminster, Speedwell, Statesville, First, Stoneville, Whispering Pines, 
Yadkin United. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Bill Chase, Donna Chase, Ida K. McCaskill, Rebekah Lee-Andrews, Leslie McLeod, 
Ella Mae Phelps, Delores Spielman, Myrtle Stevenson, Sara Frances Thompson, Parks 
O. Williams. 



The following Visitors were registered: 

G. Douglas Aitken, Jr., Sabina Alexander, Margaret Auten, J. Lawrence Ayers, W. 
Reade Baker, Marvin R. Barber, Elisabeth Barksdale, Annie Bates, Frederick Beck, 



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Helen Branford, Marian G. Cameron, Franklin Campbell, Mittie B. Campbell, 
Margaret L. Carr, Mary H. Carr, Dr. Howard Chadwick, Henry Clement, Robert F. 
Clodfelter, Jr. , Charles Conner, Greta Conner, Bill Cooke, Ginny Couch, Tinsie 
Cowan, Louise F. Cummings, Hallie Cundiff, Dale Davidson, Michelle Davidson, 
Denny Deaton, Martha C. Dobson, Trevor Downie, Sam Edmiston, John Essen, Weldon 
Fields, Gladys Fishel, Mrs. Roscoe Fisher, Robert Gilchrist, Raymond Gill, Lonnie 
Goode, Creola Goodman, Annie Grace, Genevieve K. Greenlee, Luella J. Graves, L. 
M. Harris, Donald Hart, Sandra W. Heckman, Ethel R. Holmes, Catrelia S. Hunter, 
Elizabeth e. Inman, Bob Jeffords, Ben Johnson, Joyce Johnson, Pat Johnson, Jane 
Jones, Daisy Keaton, Dale Kistler, Kayl Knox, Ruth Lenger, Alan Lewis, Harriet 
Lipe, Sheryl Lowery, Betty Lowrance, Darlene H. Lylton, Ruth Mansi, Margaret 
Marks, Allen Marshall, Cora Massey, Robert McBryde, Idella S. McClelland, Willie 
McClendon, Micki McClure, Ann McKenzie, Miriam McNeely, Sally McQueen, Jane 
Miller, Craig Mills, Reginald Mills, Marge Monroe, Virginia A. Mott, John Neely, 
Mike Nevling, Martha Barksdale Nichols, John Oehler, Jewelene Parker, Robert A. 
Paschal, Fran Phillips-Olson, Esther Ploger, Kenneth Pollock, Fred Poetzinger, 
Adam Poore, Amanda Ragland, Jack Rgland, Mrs. J. G. Ragland, Julia M. Richmond, 
Wesley Roach, Jeff Robinson, Otis Scott, Richard Skaff, Rev. Robert Boynton 
Smith, Thelma R. Smith, Matt Spielman, B. C. Stevenson, Henry Stockton, Opal 
Stockton, Howard C. Taggert, Danny Taylor, Dr. Steve Thurston, Alma P. Waddell, 
Betty Ward, Sheila Weckerly, William C. Weckerly, Joseph Welborn, Scott 
Wilkinson, Marienne Woods, Shelton Woodson, Madalu Wright, Aurelia Young. 



The following Salem Presbytery Staff were present: 

Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Paul Ransford, Bart Shaw, Kay-Robert 
Volkwi jn. 



DOCKET 

The docket was approved as presented by the Moderator of Council, Chip Steele. 



WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by Elder, Bill Ducker of the First Church, 
Mooresville. Information regarding the facilities was presented. 



INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending for the first time were introduced and welcomed. Ruth Lenger, 
Assistant to the Pastor, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, was introduced to the 
Presbytery and was granted privilege of the floor. The following visitors were 
also introduced: 

Bob Smith from the Board of Pensions 

Reid Baker from Barium Springs Home for Children 

The Confirmation Class from Mooresville First 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
Presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, 
Appendix A, pp. 40-41.) 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery confirmed the re-election of Thomas S. Douglas, III, 
and the election of Dr. R. Scott Woodmansee as Trustees of Davidson 
College, Class of 1993. 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 



The minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to 
record. (Appendix B, pp. 42-45.) The minutes of the Commission to constitute 
the merger of the East Burlington and Westview Churches forming the Westminster 
Church were admitted to record. (Appendix C, p. 46.) 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator named the following Standing Committees: 

Resolutions: Buford Pearson 
Joanne Hull 

Bills & Overtures: Scott Woodmansee 

Bill East 
Karen Pearson 



REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Rollin "Chip" Steele, Moderator 

Your Council has been hard at work fulfilling its varied responsibilities since 
the last meeting of Salem Presbytery. Two full days were spent in November and 
December in the budget building process with the Budget and Finance Committee. 

Each Committee of Presbytery reported its work and its 1990 budget requests. 
The Council and the Budget and Finance Committee recommended cuts to various 
Divisions based on careful evaluation of the participated income for 1990 and 
the overall needs of the various parts of the structure. The Divisions, composed 
of the Chairs of its various committees, agreed on how each Committee budget 
would be adjusted to meet the requested total reduction for the Division. The 
Council is most appreciative of the positive, cooperative spirit displayed by 
all the Divisions and their committees. There is genuine excitement about the 
plans presented for 1990. 

Council rejoiced with its retiring Chairman, the Reverend Herbert Nelson, pastor 
of the St. James Church, Greensboro, in the announcement of his upcoming wedding 
to the Reverend Gail Porter on April 21, 1990, in New Orleans, La. Herb's 
leadership in 1989 has been most appreciated. 



ACTIONS : 

Presbytery appointed the Rev. James T. Frazier to be Moderator of the 
Nominations Committee for 1990. 

Presbytery approved and authorized the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
during the April 28, 1990, annual meeting of the Presbyterian Women. 



ACTION: 

In order to facilitate the movement of routine business through meetings 
of Presbytery, the Presbytery approved the following Omnibus Motion 
policy to be used beginning in the April, 1990, meeting. 

Omnibus Motion for routine business 

1. How matters are included in OM: 

a. Chairperson of committee indicates which motions might be 
included. 



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b. Council chairperson, moderator and stated clerk decide the 
motions to be included and formulate the Omnibus Motion. 

c. All items in the OM will be listed in the OM AND in their 
original report, designated by (OM) . 

2. How matters may be removed from the OM: 

a. Any member of the governing body may request removal of an item 
included in the OM, whereupon that item shall be removed and 
presented to the governing body as part of the report from which 
it originated. 

b. When the OM is presented on the floor, opportunity shall be 
given for members of the governing body to request, without 
comment or debate, for removal of specific items from the OM. 

c. A favorable vote on the OM shall be recorded as a favorable vote 
on all matters included in the motion. 

3. When the Omnibus Motion is to be considered: 

a. The OM must be considered on the Docket before any committee, 
council or commission business matters are presented. 

b. Reception of candidates and ministers may precede the OM, as may 
other informational or inspirational reports. 

4. Examples of items which can be included. 

Minutes of Commissions to install; 
Changes in terms of calls to ministers; 
Places — Dates of presbytery meetings; 
Routine, NON-controversial matters. 



So that the Minutes of Presbytery might be more readily available to pastors and 
sessions and to reduce printing costs, the following plan for printing and 
distributing Presbytery Meeting Minutes was approved. 



ACTION: 

Copies of Presbytery Minutes will be sent to Ministers and Clerks of 
Session after each meeting of Presbytery. Report of Council's approval 
of Minutes will be reported at the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 
At the end of each year, a small number of copies will be bound to serve 
as the official records of Salem Presbytery to be sent to Synod, General 
Assembly and others for historical purposes. 



At the October 31, 1989, meeting, Presbytery disapproved the seeking of an 
Associate for Witness and Mission on the program staff. This position was to 
have included in its responsibilities the work of the Hunger Action Enabler. 
For a number of years each of Salem's antecedent presbyteries employed a one- 
half time Hunger Action Enabler. Pennies for Hunger/Two Cents A Meal has been 
of tremendous significance to our churches, large and small, and to our people, 
rich and poor, young and old. The Council believes that the work of the Hunger 
Action Enabler is vital to the continued effectiveness of this program. It 
would continue the work ably done by our Interim Hunger Action Enabler, the 
Reverend Katy Reed. 



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ACTION: 




Presbytery voted to seek a 


Hunger Action Enabler for half-time 


employment beginning at the expiration of the term of the interim Hunger 


Action Enabler, April 30, 1990. 


The terms of employment for 8 months 


are: 




Salary/Housing 


$ 7,324.00 


Pension 


1,831.00 


Social Security 


560.29 


Dental Plan 


128.00 


Continuing Education 


268.00 


Travel 


1,200.00 


Total 


$11,311.29 


Presbytery will receive $7,000 


from Synod to assist in paying for the 


Hunger Action Enabler during 1990. 



The Council received a resolution referred from the October 31, 1989, Meeting 
of Salem Presbytery for recommendation to the February 3, 1990, meeting. The 
overture proposed by the Vice Moderator, the Reverend Ed Lewis, proposed "That 
the term of office for the Moderator of Presbytery be reduced from one year to 
one meeting with a different Moderator elected at each Stated Meeting". 



The Council believes that there are good reasons for both the present longer 
term for the Moderator and for the proposed shorter term. Because the plan of 
electing a new Moderator at each Stated Meeting shares the responsibilities and 
the honor of election as Moderator more broadly across the Presbytery and allows 
for a more inclusive representation by laity and clergy, racial ethnics, males 
and females, the Council recommends: 



ACTION: 

Presbytery referred the recommendation to shorten the term of Moderator 
from one year to one meeting to the Goals and Evaluation Committee for 
report and possible recommendation to the April, 1990, meeting of 
Presbytery. : 



ACTION: 

Presbytery expressed its appreciation to Moderators of the various areas 
in the structure of the Presbytery who have completed their terms of 
service. 

Presbytery Moderator, Dale Davidson 
Council Moderator, J. Herbert Nelson 

Congregational Life Division Moderator, Linda Blessing 
Church in the World Division Moderator, Michael Woodard 
Presbyterian Women Moderator, Ann Umstead 
Black Caucus Representative, E. B. Freeman 
Presbyterian Men Moderator, Mark VanDorn 
Communications Committee Moderator, Bill East 
Goals & Evaluation Committee Moderator, Ezra Gilliam 
Examinations Committee Moderator, G. Woody Alexander 
Evangelism Committee Moderator, David Nash 

Educational Ministry Committee Moderator, Patricia Stewart 
Nominations Committee Moderator, Rus Howard 
Women's Ministry Committee Moderator, Marge Monroe 



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Outdoors Ministries Committee Moderator, Warren Brannon 
Small Church Development Committee Moderator, James Henderson 



II. The following items were offered as information to the Presbytery: 

1. Council approved the following "Policy on Travel Requests from Individuals": 

"Travel requests from individuals that obviously involve a particular 
committee's area of concern would be referred by Council to that 
particular committee. After hearing the requests of the individuals and 
discussing how the mission of Presbytery coincides or does not coincide 
with this request, the committee approves it, they may approve it with 
funds (from the committee's budget) or recommend the request to Council 
and ask Council to help find funding. If the request is not approved 
by the committee, the applicant may request direct assistance from 
Council. Any committee that approves such a request must require: 

a. a written rationale of how this trip will further the mission of 
Presbytery and 

b. a full accounting of how monies allocated will be used and 

c. a written report of the result of the trip shall be submitted to the 
committee (or Council) which funded it, and 

d. the persons who make the trip shall be available to churches in 
Presbytery to give direct report of their trip" . 

2. Council approved the request of the Covenant Fellowship of Presbyterians for 
$350.00 to help defray the costs of the 1989 Wee Kirk Conference. 

3. Council approved payment of legal fees requiured by the Book of Order D- 
8.1000b in the amount of $11,000 for defendants in the recent trial of their 
disciplinary case. These fees are to come from undesignated funds brought 
forward from the antecedent presbyteries. 

4. Council approved the request of the Ecumenical Relations Committee for a 
representative of the National Council of Churches to "present generally the 
work of that body" . 

5. Mrs. Ladonna McCarter has been elected as Moderator of Salem Presbytery's 
Presbyterian Women. She will be installed on April 28, 1990. She is a new 
member of the Presbytery Council. Mr. Steve Thurston of Salisbury, First 
Church, has been elected President of Presbytery's Presbyterian Men and is 
also a new member of the Council. 

6. Council adopted the following schedule for its 1990 meetings: 

January 16, 1990, 10 a.m. 
March 10, 1990, 10 a.m. 
April 5, 1990, 1 p.m. 
May 12, 1990, 10 a.m. 
June 19, 1990, 1 p.m. 
August 18, 1990, 10 a.m. 
September 8, 1990, 10 a.m. 
October 23, 1990, 1 p.m. 
November 29, 1990 1 p.m. 

7. Council elected Ginny Couch, Vice Moderator, and Bob Matthews, Clerk of 
Council for 1990. Rosa Yourse was elected as an at-large member of the 
Executive Committee increasing the membership of the Executive Committee 
from four to five. Chip Steele, Moderator of Council and Ed Lewis, 
Moderator of Presbytery, are the other members. 



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8. Council established an Ad Hoc Committee of two members of Council (Neel 
Fleming and Jackie Hall) and two to be named from the Budget and Finance 
Committee to evaluate the budget process of 1989-1990, and to plan the 
budget process for 1990-1991. 

9. A Lenten Devotional Booklet was suggested for 1990, but could not be 
developed. A suggestion that a 1990 Advent Devotional Booklet be prepared 
was referred to the Spiritual Formation and Development Committee. 

10. Council has reguested that the Division Chairs plan a Program Fair at the 
July 14, 1990, meeting of Presbytery. The Camp Directors have been 
reguested to prepare a display for camps for the April, 1990, Presbytery 
meeting. 

11. Council reconsidered its policy on meals at Presbytery committee meetings 
and recommended that the Youth Ministry Committee be fed at the expense of 
the committee ' s budget . 

12. An invitation is being sought for a location for the July 14 and October 2, 
1990, Presbytery meetings. The dates and present host locations are as 
follows: 

1990 Presbytery Meeting Dates/Hosts 

February 3 - Mooresville, First Church 

April 24 - Westminster Church, Greensboro 

July 14 - Host to be announced 

October 2 - High Point, First Church 

13. The Council concurs with the recommendations of the: 

a) Evangelism Committee as regards to Evangelism Network with Synod 

b) Budget and Finance Committee as regards the 1990 Budget, the changes in 
the benevolence percentages: 

1989 1990 

Presbytery 50% 51% 

Synod 19.4% 19% 

General Assembly 30. 6% 30% 

100% 100% 

and the inclusion of late 1989 receivables and the 1989 interest earned 
($41,000) as 1990 receipts. 

III. Actions of Council acting for Salem Presbytery to be admitted to record. 

1. Granted permission to the Cleveland Presbyterian Church to sell for $3,500 
a vacant lot, purchased in March, 1975, for $2,250, to Mr. Steve Kennedy. 
Mr. Kennedy is a neighbor of the church. 

2. Granted permission to the Dellabrook Presbyterian Church to sell a small 
parcel of land to the city of Winston-Salem in s street widening project. 



NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT 
L. Rus Howard, Moderator 

Malcolm Bullock made the Nominations Committee Report. 



ACTION : 

Presbytery adopted the following policy for the nomination of General 
Assembly Commissioners: 



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Recommended Policy For The Nomination 
of General Assembly Commissioners 
for Salem Presbytery 

I. Introduction 

A. Each year at the Fall Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery the 
Nominations Committee will nominate a slate of Clergy and Elder 
Commissioners, Youth Advisory Delegates, and Alternates to 
attend the next meeting of the General Assembly. The 
Nominations Committee will be guided by the Book of Order and 
this policy in making nominations. 

B. After the Nominations Committee has made nominations the floor 
will be open for additional Nominations. Anyone making a 
nomination from the floor should receive permission from the 
person they wish to nominate, prior to making the nomination. 

C. All elections will be by ballot. Nominations from the floor 
must be "written-in" on the ballot. The ballot will provide 
space for write-ins. 

II. Nomination of Clergy Commissioners 

A. Ministers who have never attended General Assembly should be 
given first consideration if they meet the other criteria listed 
below. 

B. Ministers will be selected with consideration of their service 
to Presbytery, Synod (including Synod meetings), and General 
Assembly. 

C. A minimum of 3 years service in Salem (and antecedent 
presbyteries within our geographic bounds) is required. 

D. Ministers who wish to be considered as a Commissioner to General 
Assembly must complete a data sheet of information regarding 
past service. This sheet will be supplied to all ministers by 
the Nominations Committee. 

E. Ordinarily, ministers will attend the General Assembly in the 
year in which he/she is nominated. Exceptions for extra- 
ordinary reasons will be decided at the discretion of the of the 
Nominations Committee. 

F. The Nominations Committee may nominate member ministers who work 
outside the bounds of Presbytery and who are not active in the 
work and life of Presbytery. 

G. The Nominations Committee, for extraordinary reasons, may 
nominate a clergy person as a Commissioner who does not meet the 
above criteria. 

H. About Alternates 

i. will become primary commissioners the next year 
ii. will be required to receive training prior to General 
Assembly 

iii. will be ranked as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Alternate 
iv. Alternate replacements will be elected by the body as 
vacancies occur. 

III. Nomination of Elder Commissioners 

A. At least one Elder Commissioner will be nominated from each of 
the following groups of churches. The churches of the 



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Presbytery are divided into 3 groups according to size 

i. 1 - 150 members 
ii. 150 - 400 members 

iii. 401 - up members 

The 3 churches in each group which have gone the longest time 
without sending an Elder Commissioner to General Assembly will 
be asked to have their Session submit a name, plus biographical 
data, to the Nominations Committee for consideration. 

B. Elders will be selected with consideration of their service to 
Presbytery, Synod (including attendance at Synod Meetings), and 
General Assembly. 

C. About Alternates 

i. will become primary commissioners the next year 

ii. will be required to receive training prior to General 
Assembly 

iii. will be ranked as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Alternates 

iv. Alternate replacements will be elected by the body as 
vacancies occur. 

IV. Nomination of Youth Advisory Delegates 

A. All sessions in the Presbytery will be asked to submit names of 
youth with biographical data, to the Nominations Committee for 
consideration of that youth as a Youth Advisory Delegate. 

B. Youth will be selected with their service to the local church, 
Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. 

C. About Alternates 

i. will become primary Youth Advisory Delegates the next year 

ii. will be required to receive training prior to General 
Assembly 

iii. will be replaced by election of the body as vacancies occur 



The Nominations Committee of Salem Presbytery continues to have difficulty 
finding persons willing to serve in the many positions provided for in our 
Presbytery structure. As we continue our work we have come to accept the fact 
that we will never fill all available slots. 

During the past year the committee has discussed the size of the Presbytery 
structure. While it is not our role or responsibility to evaluate the strtcture 
of presbytery, we have discussed it on numerous occasions. 

While the committee has chosen not to offer any motions or overtures to the body 
there is a serious concern that the present size of our structure is TOO BIG. 
In our work it has been difficult to find willing and capable persons to assume 
leadership roles, much less to serve on all the committees. 

Our present structure is costly and is pulling too many good people away from 
their work in the local church. We believe that we can effectively serve as a 
Presbytery with a much smaller structure. Committees could be combined and 
downsized. 



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I hope you will give this serious consideration in 1990. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery referred this concern about the size of Presbytery's 
Structure to the Goals and Evaluations Committee. 



ACTION: 




Presbytery named the following persons to 


the respective committees: 


EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Betty Anne Ellington, Class of 1992 




INTERNATIONAL MISSION COMMITTEE 

Doris Lewis, Class of 1992 




YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

Sarah Terry, Mark Jordan, Bill Chase, 
Brenda Granderson, Class of 1991 


Class of 1992 


CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 

Linda Blessing, Moderator 




SMALL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

Bill Sosebee, Moderator 
George Calhoun, Class of 1992 




EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Bobby Dean, Moderator 




HUNGER COMMITTEE 

Jan Sparrow, Class of 1992 
EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

Robert J. Rush, Class of 1992 




PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 

John Bell, Class of 1992 




HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Jim Allen, Class of 1992 




COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 

Luella Graves, Class of 1992 





COMMITTEE OPENINGS - Open for nominations from the floor: 



Committee on Ministry - Layperson for Class of 1992 

Professional Development - 1 in 1990 

Judicial Commission - 1 in 1990 

Representation - 1 in 1990; 3 in 1992 

Leadership Development - 2 in 1992 

Resource Center Committee - 3 in 1992 

Singles Ministry - Class of 1992 

Adult Ministry - 1 in 1991; 3 in 1992 

Children's Ministry - 1 in 1992 

Spiritual Formation - 1 in 1992 

Social Justice - 1 in 1992 

Criminal Justice - 1 in 1990; 1 in 1991; 2 in 1992 



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Ecumenical Relations - 1 in 1990; 1 in 1991 
Budget and Finance - 1 in 1991 
Personnel Committee - 1 in 1992 
Communications - 1 in 1992 

SYNOD OPENINGS: 

If you would like to serve in one of these positions please see 
Malcolm Bullock today. 

Synod Council - 1 white female clergy, Class of 1993 
Synod Educational Committee - 1 white female layperson 
Class of 1993 

Permanent Judicial - 2 white female laypersons, Class of '92 or '96 
Partnership Development - 1 black female layperson, Class of 1993 
Youth Cabinet - 1 Racial Ethnic Male Adult 



GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Ezra Gilliam, Moderator 
February 3, 1990 

Aaron Clinard reported for the Committee. 

Your Committee has met on three occasions to begin its work in helping Salem 
Presbytery evaluate its effectiveness in meeting them. We have received one 
request for amending the Structural Design which has been studied and a 
recommendation follows. 

The Outdoor Ministries Division has found its description in the Structural 
Design to be confusing and cumbersome. The Goals and Evaluation Committee 
concurs with their concerns. The Manual of the section describing the Outdoor 
Ministries Division as presently structured with a structural diagram, is 
included. 

1) In comparing it with the Manual's descriptions of the other divisions, it 
is found that: 

a) The Outdoor Ministries Division is the only one in which ALL Outdoor 
Ministries Committee members also are members of the Division . 

b) The obvious organizational result is that the Division also functions 
as a grand committee, taking up the same business as the other 
committees, AND every member is to attend his or her own committee 
meetings plus those of the Division as a whole. 

2) OF OVERRIDING IMPORTANCE HERE is the fact that the Outdoor Ministries 
Division of Salem Presbytery has as part of its function the responsibility 
of working across presbytery lines ... in fact, across THREE presbytery lines 
in order to cooperate in the ownership and operation of three mutually- 
owned camps. . .Grier on the one side, and Presbyterian Point and New Hope on 
the other. 

Of the four presbyteries involved in this ministry, Salem is unique in that we 
not only have no camp within our bounds, but that our three partially-owned 
camps are located in two other presbyteries that differ both in geography and 
somewhat in their approach to outdoor ministries. Inter-presbytery cooperation 
of this nature is unprecendented and quite complex. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery changed the Organizational Plan so that C. Divisions and 
Committees. . .4. Division of Outdoor Ministries (p. 19) be revised as 
follows: 



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Delete the entire Section 4. after the first paragraph so that it reads: 

Salem Presbytery will share ownership of camps with other 
presbyteries. Shared ownership of facilities, coupled with the need for 
a comprehensive, cohesive approach to outdoor ministry suggests that 
this division maintain careful and detailed oversight of the work done 
by its two joint committees composed of representatives of Salem and New 
Hope Presbyteries on the one hand and Salem, Charlotte and Western North 
Carolina Presbyteries on the other. Therefore, this division will 
consist of seven persons elected by Presbytery in three year classes, 
including the Division Moderator, the Moderators of the Grier Joint 
Committee, and the New Hope/Presbyterian Point Joint Committee. The 
four remaining persons will be at large members of the Division and will 
not be members of either Joint Committee. The two committees will 
report to the Division at each meeting and refer items for action by the 
Division. 

Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point Committee . Fourteen members 
from Salem Presbytery form the Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point 
Joint Committee and work in cooperation with fourteen members from the 
Presbytery of New Hope. This committee will be responsible for the 
oversight of property, program, finance, personnel, and long range 
planning at both the Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point sites. This 
work shall be implemented with the approval of the Division. 

Camp Grier Committee . Six members from Salem form the Camp Grier 
Joint Committee and work in cooperation with six members each from 
Charlotte Presbytery and the Presbytery of Western North Carolina. This 
committee is responsible for the oversight of the property, program, 
personnel, finance, and long range planning at Camp Grier. This work 
will be implemented with the approval of the Division. 

Diagram of 

Proposed Restructure of the OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION 

Salem Presbyrery 



OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION 
7 MEMBERS 

1 Division Chairman 

2 Joint Com. Chairmen 
4 At large 



Joint Committee. . Salem/New Hope Joint Committee. . Salem/Charlotte/WNC 
14 members from Salem 6 members from Salem 



Presbyterian Pt .-Sub. Comm. 



Camp New Hope - Sub. Comm. 



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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION 



Rosa Yourse introduced the Moderators who then presented the reports for the 
Committees in this Division. 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Jim Eller, Moderator 

The Personnel Committee has oversight of the program staff of Salem Presbytery. 
The committee is charged with the responsibility to engage in care and support 
of staff; evaluate the performance of the exempt staff; and make recommendations 
regarding changes in their terms of call. 

In order to accomplish these ends, the committee has met with each program staff 
person as they have begun work, in order to become acquainted and to offer 
support with an open door to any needs. After the staff member has beeon on 
board for about six months, the committee again consults with them, to inquire 
how their work is going and to offer continuing support. The committee has also 
decided to conduct annually a staff /committee retreat. The 1989 retreat was 
held at Laurel Ridge, December 4-5, at which time the committee and program 
staff developed a list of "mutual expectations" regarding relationship between 
staff and committee, and the accountability of both to Salem Presbytery. 

The first annual review of a staff person was conducted for Dr. John M. Handley, 
Executive Presbyter, who completed his first year of service in January, 1990. 

To gather information for its assessment, the committee sent questionnaires to 
a variety of persons within the presbytery, including those suggested by Dr. 
Handley and those identified by the committee, requesting perceptions and 
assessments of Dr. Handley 's work. All persons selected were reflective of 
Salem's geographical sectors as well as representative of the three antecedent 
presbyteries. The committee also made telephone or face-to-face contacts with 
a variety of persons in addition to the questionnaires. Finally, Dr. Handley 
was asked to make a self-assessment of his work in 1989. 

The Personnel Committee met with John Handley on January 23, 1990, at Salem 
Presbytery office. The committee felt it important to recognize the 
extraordinary circumstances facing a new executive presbyter dealing with 
helping organize a new presbytery out of three antecedent groups; hiring a 
competent support staff; setting up a new office; and assimilating new program 
staff into the ministry over the course of twelve months. Given all these 
obstacles and variables, however, the committee found a very high level of 
appreciation and support within Salem Presbytery for the work of Dr. Handley 
over the past year. 

Respondents to questionnaires commended Dr. Handley with such comments as 
"conscientious", "supportive without trying to dominate", "fair", 
"healer/conciliator" , "caring", and "good with people. .. able to direct others, 
encourage others, and enable others." 

Respondents also expressed concern about the size and complexity of Salem's 
structure and demographics, stating the apprehension that our system might lead 
Dr. Handley to over extend himself trying to carry an impossible work load. 

Taking all these factors into careful consideration, the committee is of the 
opinion that Dr. John M. Handley has done superior work in his first year as 
Salem's executive presbyter, and the committee wishes to commend and support him 
in the midst of his large and unending task. 



ACTIONS: 

Salem Presbytery commended John M. Handley, Executive Presbyter, for his 
work over the past year; and a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession 
was offered for him during the meeting of presbytery. 



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Presbytery approved a 5 percent salary increase for all permanent 
program staff to become effective upon the anniversary date of their 
employment in Salem Presbytery. 



BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Don Lannon, Moderator 

ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the budget proposed by the Budget and Finance 
Committee (Appendix D, pp. 47-60) in the amount of $2,135,500. 



ORDER OF THE DAY 

The Presbytery heard a presentation on the work of the National Council of 
Churches from Mr. Craig Mills, elder from Tallahassee, Florida. 

RESOURCE CENTERS 
Ida McCaskill made an oral report to the Presbytery. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
Lucius Gray made an oral report to the Presbytery. 

WORSHIP AND COMMUNION 
At 11:30 a.m. the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion. 

LUNCH 

Presbytery was recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m.. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1:30 p.m., the Presbytery divided into two groups to hear sermons by 
Candidates for Ordination Robert Jeffords and Jack Ragland. 

The Moderator reconvened the Presbytery at 2:00 p.m. to continue the docket. 

REPORT OF THE BILLS & OVERTURES COMMITTEE 
The report was given by Scott Woodmansee. 

ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted and forwarded the following Overtures to the General 
I Assembly. 

PROPOSED OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
CONCERNING SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES 

WHEREAS, God in His wisdom created this magnificent world and placed its 
care into our hands, and 



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WHEREAS, the fragile existence of this habitat we call home necessitates 
concern for all aspects of creation, and 

WHEREAS, knowledgeable and prudent scientists agree that the health and 
future of our planet is in serious jeopardy, and 

WHEREAS, we are reminded constantly through the media of threats to our 
environment, including the greenhouse effect, acid, rain, deforestation, 
toxic chemical waste, pesticidal residue, contaminated drinking water, 
and overpopulation, and 

WHEREAS, our challenge is to reconcile our shrewd success as a species 
with the environmental consequences of that success, and 

WHEREAS, we have within our God-given resources the technological 
capabilities to restore the earth to its natural wonder, once again, and 

WHEREAS, recycling in sustainable energy in environmental practices is 
a practical step in which all people in all places can contribute and 
make a difference, benefiting society by extending the life of costly 
landfills, decreasing the need for tax increases, raising funds for 
benevolent causes, and improving the quality of life for this and future 
generations, and 

WHEREAS, the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and 
those who dwell therein! Therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that Salem Presbytery overtures the 202nd General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to urge all churches to promote and 
participate in recycling and other sustainable energy and environmental 
practices as a matter of conscience and as a means of Christian 
stewardship, for the sake of God's creation and to glorify God's name. 



DECLARATION OF FAITH 

WHEREAS, "A Declaration of Faith" is widely used in the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.), liturgically in worship, and for study of the 
Reformed faith; 

and 

WHEREAS, "A Declaration of Faith" lends itself admirably to such uses, 
by reason of the beauty, rhythm, clarity, and precision of its 
languages; 

and 

WHEREAS, it would be even more widely and helpfully used in these ways 
if it were an official part of the Book of Confessions of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); 

and 

WHEREAS, if it were a part of our Book of Confessions , it would be an 
extremely useful document for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to 
inform itself more fully, in clear and contemporary language, of our 
Reformed faith, and to communicate and interpret that faith to the 
world, and, therefore, would be an effective resource in the 
Church's ministries of worship, witness, and nurture; 

and 

WHEREAS, to include such a high quality and useable document would only 
serve to enhance the stature and value of the Book of Confessions ; 

and 



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WHEREAS, to include "A Declaration of Faith" in our Book of Confessions 
would be altogether consistent with and a significant witness to the 
Reformed principle of "the Church reformed, always reforming"; 
therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That Salem Presbytery overture the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to take the appropriate steps which, 
if all constitutional requirements were fulfilled, would lead to the 
inclusion of "A Declaration of Faith" in the Book of Confessions of 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 



PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION 
Presbytery was led in prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession by Bob Fiedler. 



PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

Norman Whitney reported on the recent action of the Commission regarding Michael 
Woodard and Kathleen Murdock. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery directed that in cases of special sensitivity (and all 
involving the Permanent Judicial Commission) , no public comment to media 
be made by any official representaive of the presbytery, beyond that 
demanded in the Book of Order , unless and until directed by the 
Presbytery and/or the Executive Presbyter. 



AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK OF ORDER 
Laura Spangler presented the amendments. Presbytery voted orally. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved or rejected the amendments as follows: 
A. AMENDMENTS DEALING WITH THE CONGREGATION 

1. X YES NO 

2. X YES NO 



B. AMENDMENT DEALING WITH CHURCH OFFICERS 
1. X YES NO 



C. AMENDMENT DEALING WITH ORDINATION 
1. X YES NO 



D. AMENDMENTS DEALING WITH THE PRESBYTERY 

1. X YES NO 

2. YES X NO 



E. AMENDMENT DEALING WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

1. X YES NO 

2. X YES NO 



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F. AMENDMENTS DEALING WITH PASTORAL RELATIONS 

1. X YES NO 

2. X YES NO 

3. X YES NO 



G. AMENDMENTS REGARDING JUDICIAL PROCESS 

1. X YES NO 

2. X YES NO 

3. X YES NO 



H. AMENDMENTS REGARDING A QUORUM OF A PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION 



1. 


X 


YES 


NO 


2. 


X 


YES 


NO 


3. 


X 


YES 


NO 



CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 
Linda Blessing, Moderator 

The Committees of the Division reported on plans and activities. 

Linda Blessing introduced Patricia Stewart reporting for Educational Ministry, 
Charles McKee for Stewardship Education, Tom Clymer for Children's Ministry, and 
Fred Coates for Youth Ministry. 



OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION 
Fred Poetzinger, Moderator 

Reports were heard from Camp Directors Paul Ransford and Bart Shaw. 



CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION 
Barbara Dua, Moderator 

Chris East for the Peacemaking Committee and Mary Boyd Click for the Social 
Justice Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery instructed the Church in the World Division to raise a task 
force from among the member committees to bring a recommendation 
covering endorsement of the Fifth Street Shelter Ministry of Statesville 
to the April meeting of Presbytery. 



INTERNATIONAL MISSION COMMITTEE 
Alex Coblentz, Moderator 

In October of 1986 Concord Presbytery formally entered into an International 
Partnership with Hsinchu Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan R.O.C. The 
agreed duration of that partnership was three years, due to expire in September 
of 1989. At its first Stated Meeting in January, 1989, Salem Presbytery agreed 
to carry on the partnership inherited from former Concord for another year 
during which time a new partnership was to be forged between Salem and Hsinchu. 

The International Mission Committee has studied the history of Concord's 
partnership with Hsinchu looking for an honest appraisal of its strengths and 
weaknesses. It has also met with Rev. Brad Long, our missionary in Taiwan 
during that time, to seek an understanding of how the partnership was perceived 



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by the Taiwanese. After prayerful consideration it was the Committee's 
recommendation that we move ahead with the partnership but not without some 
modification of our goals and objectives. 

In October of 1989, Rev. Homer Rickabaugh of the General Assembly Global Mission 
Unit, traveled to the Far East to explore potential partners for International 
Partnerships, including a stop in Taiwan. Having represented Concord in the 
formation of their partnership with Hsinchu, Rickabaugh met with a delegation 
there and conveyed to them Salem's willingness to continue the relationship. 
In response, Hsinchu Presbytery extended to Salem an invitation to send a 
delegation to attend the annual meeting of their presbytery in February, 1990, 
and thus further strengthen our ties and seal the new partnership. 

The International Mission Committee acting on behalf of Presbytery, with 
approval from the Council, has accepted that invitation and has taken steps to 
assemble a delegation to send to Taiwan. At its December 9 meeting, the 
Committee sought and subsequently obtained permission from Council to allocate 
unspent funds from its 1989 budget to pay for the trip to Taiwan in February, 
1990. At its January 18 meeting, the Mission Committee voted to designate 
$5,000 of that money to pay for four plane tickets and hospitality gifts in 
keeping with oriental custom. Additional funding has been sought from 
individual churches to cover the expense for an additional plan ticket to fill 
out the delegation at five. 

Those slated to represent Salem Presbytery in Taiwan are: 

Rev. John Handley - Executive Presbyter, Salem Presbytery 

Rev. Malcolm Bullock - Pastor, Thyatira Presbyterian Church 

Mrs. Harriet Lipe - Member of Prospect Presbyterian Church and Member if the 

International Mission Committee 
Mrs. Marsha Mutch - Elder, Madison Presbyterian Church and Member of the 

International Mission Committee 
Mr. Robert Pittard - Elder, Starmount Presbyterian Church and Member of the 

International Mission Committee. 

The delegation is scheduled to leave on February 7, and fly to Seoul, Korea, via 
Chicago and Tokyo. A layover in Korea was arranged at no additional cost so 
that the delegation could worship at the Young Nak Presbyterian Church in Seoul 
where Hewon Han's father, Kyung-Chik Han, is a pastor. John Handley has been 
invited to preach there on Sunday, February 11. The delegation will then 
continue to Taiwan where their hosts will introduce them to various churches and 
ministries of Hsinchu Presbytery and allow them opportunities to fellowship and 
get acquainted with our Taiwanese partners. Negotiations regarding the 
specifics of the new partnership will be formulated. 

The climax of the trip will be attendance at the February 19 meeting of Hsinchu 
Presbytery and the opportunity for our delegation to formally convey to them our 
greetings in Christ Jesus and confirm with them our desire to be mutual partners 
in the service of our Lord who alone is the Head of the Presbyterian Church. 
Upon returning to Salem Presbytery (February 21) members of the delegation will 
be available to share their experience and further interpret the Salem/Hsinchu 
Partnership in churches throughout the presbytery. A full report with 
recommendations will also be given at the April meeting of Presbytery. 



HUNGER COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Modertor 

George Carpenter reported for the Hunger Committee. 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Bobby Dean, Moderator 

As with all committees of the presbytery, 1989 was a start-up time of becoming 
organized and oriented to our work in Salem Presbytery. The committee met five 
times during the year. 

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The Evangelism Committee reaffirms the view of evangelism suggested by the 
Evangelism and Church Development Ministry Unit of the General Assembly and 
commends evangelism to the churches and sessions of Salem Presbytery as: 
Evangelism is joyfully sharing the good news of the sovereign love of God and 
calling people to repentance, to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and 
Lord, to active membership in the church, and to obedient service in the world. 
To that end, the Evangelism Committee offers its services to each church to 
assist the minister, session, and congregation in their evangelism efforts. It 
is our vision that each church in the presbytery will have its own evangelism, 
outreach and discipleship plan that is customized by the session to that church 
and that will have the support of the members of the congregation. 

An Evangelism Survey was made of the churches in the presbytery to help the 
committee to identify the current work of evangelism in the presbytery. About 
half of the churches responded to the survey. An analysis of the results helped 
the committee to define further its work and to set priorities. 

We participated in the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Partnership Development Unit 
Consultation on Evangelism in May in Richmond, VA. Out of this consultation has 
come a proposal for a Synod-wide evangelism network to be implemented in 1990. 
The following recommendation with its various parts is a result of that 
consultation. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the following recommendation of the Evangelism 
Committee : 

1. That the Evangelism and Church Development Ministry Unit working 
definition of evangelism be adopted. That definition is: 
"Evangelism is joyfully sharing the Good News of the sovereign love 
of God and calling people to repentance, to personal faith in Jesus 
Christ as Savior and Lord, to active membership in the church, and 
to obedient service in the world." 

2 . That evangelism be a partnership ministry of the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic carried out jointly by the Presbyteries and the Synod. 

3. That an entity to be known as the Evangelism Network of the Synod 
of the Mid-Atlantic be created. 

4. That the Evangelism Network membership be composed of two 
representatives from each of the 13 presbyteries with equal 
representation among clergy and laity. Additional persons needed 
to meet racial/ethnic representation shall be the responsibility of 
the Partnership Development Unit. These representatives shall be 
nominated by the Evangelism Committee and recommended to presbytery 
through the council for Presbytery appointment. 

5. That one half of the 26 representatives from across the Synod shall 
attend meetings at Synod expense and one half shall attend at the 
expense of their respective presbyteries. 

6. That the structure of this Network be loose and flexible. The 
leadership would include a moderator, vice-moderator, clerk, and 
regional representatives. A Steering Committee would act to carry 
out the work of the operation of the Network. 

7. The Consultation recommends that the Network meet once or twice per 
year. (It also suggests the development of regional groups and 
activities. These regional groups may meet more often). 

8. That the Network function in the following three areas in order to: 

a. develop communication between and coordination of programs for 
presbyteries, synod, and the General Assembly in the area of 
evangelism. 

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b. aid in leadership development, and 

c. act as resource clearing house in evangelism. 



Members of the committee attended evangelism conferences in Atlanta, GA, 
Montreat, NC and the Evangelism Symposium in Charlotte, NC. These meetings 
served to orient us to the work of evangelism, and to build a network of persons 
and resources. 

The level of Interest and commitment of the members of the committee has been 
high, and we are greatly encouraged with what has been done this year and with 
what is projected in the year ahead. 

The Vision of Evangelism for 1990 

The major project of the Evangelism Committee for 1990 is the INSTITUTE FOR 
CONGREGATIONAL EVANGELISM to be held at Montreat on September 20-22, 1990. In 
conjunction with the Evangelism and Church Development Ministry Unit, PC (USA), 
this will be one of three pilot projects to be held throughout the General 
Assembly. The INSTITUTE is for twenty ministers and seventy-five lay persons 
from the congregations served by the ministers who will be given help in 
congregational evangelism. They will leave the INSTITUTE with recommendations 
and action plans for their sessions to implement in their churches. This is a 
unique and outstanding opportunity for the ministers and churches in Salem 
Presbytery. 

Beginning in late February and continuing into March, there will be three Area 
Meetings for Evangelism Networking . That's right 1 Say AMEN , everybody 1 These 
meetings will establish support networks to promote, encourage and resource the 
work of evangelism in the local church. Those persons in the local church who 
carry responsibility for evangelism, witness, mission, outreach, visitation will 
find the AMEN particularly helpful. 

The first AMEN will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, on 
February 24, for the churches in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie and Rowan Counties. 
The second AMEN will come on March 10 for churches in Watauga, Alleghany, 
Wilkes, Surry, Stokes and Yadkin Counties. The third AMEN will come on March 
31 for the churches in Rockingham, Caswell, Guilford, Alamance, Chatham and 
Randolph Counties. Look for further information about these special events. 

The Evangelism Committee will provide CONSULTATION SERVICES to the churches and 
sessions of the presbytery. A variety of consultation services range from an 
extended consultation event, to weekend retreats and workshops, to a one meeting 
format, in order to respond to whatever the need may be for the work of 
evangelism in a particular church. 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
Steve Hundley, Moderator 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved a grant of $25,000 to the Cameron Presbyterian 
Church and approved their Application for General Assembly Capital Funds 
Loan of $75,000 for Church Building Construction or Purchase. (Grant 
funds are to come from Church Development Funds.) 



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SMALL CHURCH SUPPORT REPORT 
James Henderson, Moderator 

■SMALL CHURCH CONFERENCE" 

The Small Church Support Committee is sponsoring a Conference for small churches 
of Salem Presbytery on May 7 - May 8, at Camp New Hope. The theme for the 
Conference is: "Ways to Strengthen Our Ministry." The purposes of the conference 
are as follows: 

a) to gather for worship and workshops 

b) to exchange ideas and voice frustrations 

c) to define our ministry and expand its boundaries 

d) to celebrate our faith and our community 

The Conference will provide an opportunity for small church ministers, elders, 
members, musicians, etc., to gather and pool their ideas, successes, 
frustrations, strengths, concerns, hopes, goals and visions. It will also provide 
Presbytery leadership with an opportunity to provide resources pertinent to small 
church congregations, to discuss Presbytery structure and to listen and share 
small church concerns. 

All small church leaders and members are invited. The fee for the retreat will 
be $12.00 per person. 



COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. N. Holler, Moderator 

1. The Committee met on November 21, December 28, 1989 and February 2, 1990 at 
3:15 PM at the office of Salem Presbytery. 

2. REMINDER: All correspondence with the Committee should be sent to Z. Holler, 
Moderator, Box 5507, Greensboro, NC 27403, with a copy to Carter Shelley at 
the office of Salem Presbytery. 

3. Items of interest concerning candidates: 

- Candidates Robert Hinman , Robert Messick-Watkins , Betty Sue Sherrod , and 
Shannon White have been granted permission to circulate their PIF's, 

anticipating early completion of their preparation. 

- Candidate Elizabeth McCrary has been approved for and is seeking a call. 

- Candidate Elizabeth Ayscue has been transferred to Transylvania 
Presbytery for ordination and reception of a call there. 

- Candidate Martha Anne Fairchild has been transferred to the Presbytery 
of Northern New England for ordination and reception of a call there. 

- Candidates Robert Jeffords and Jack Raqland will be examined for 
ordination at this meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

4. Grants-in-aid for the school year '89- '90 have been approved and forwarded 
to those candidates who requested financial assistance from the Committee. 
Because of considerable differences among the financial aid forms required 
by the various theological schools, the Committee was unable to apportion 
our grants in proportion to each students' need. Until we develop a single 
equitable formula for presenting requests for financial aid, it seemed wise 
to make all the grants equal: $750 per semester to those who submitted a 
request. 



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ACTION: 

At his own request, Presbytery removed Carl Manuel from its roll of 
Candidates. 



ACTION: 

Having completed the necessary period of inquiry under the guidance and 
in covenant relationship with the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, 
Elizabeth Inman and Robert Alan Paschal were examined and received as 
candidates for the ministry of Word and Sacrament under the care of 
Salem Presbytery. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Moderator 



RECEPTION OF JOHN G. RAGLAND 



ACTION: 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidate John G. Ragland 
(Jack) . He has passed the General Assembly Standard exams, received a 
diploma from an accredited theological school, and has been examined by 
the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and the sermon 
of John Guerrant Ragland. 

a. John (Jack) Guerrant Ragland was received into Salem Presbytery so 
that he may continue his work as Staff Associate for the Pastoral 
Counseling and Consultation Center of Louisville, Kentucky. Jack 
has been a candidate under the care of Salem Presbytery, from the 
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. He wishes to keep his 
membership in Salem. His ministry is with the Family Therapy in 
Louisville. Jack has a Master of Divinity from Louisville 
Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of Louisiana State 
University and the University of Richmond. 

b. His credo which follows, was approved. 

I believe in God who is abundant with steadfast love and mercy. 
With love God created the world and all things in it. which are to 
work for harmony of all creatures and to the glory of God. In mercy 
we are saved by God's action toward us. We are forever sustained by 
the continuing loving kindness of God's grace. 

We know of these aspects of God by their revelation to us 
through Jesus Christ. In Jesus' ministry, teaching, crucifixion, and 
resurrection we have all been assured salvation. In Jesus we have 
the example of what it is to be fully human as we see him interact 
with humanity. In Jesus we have the example of what it is like to 
follow faithfully a life lived always with an eye of God's call. 
In Jesus Christ we can see what it is to live fully within God's new 
covenant . 

We are opened continually to this revelation of Jesus Christ 
through the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit works in 
our lives to allow us to know of God's care for us, to allow us to 
hear and understand the meaning of God's love in our lives, and to 



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empower us to work in the world to continue to strive to bring God's 
kingdom to fruition. 

With this knowledge and faith, I believe we are called, as 
followers of Jesus Christ, to go into the world to work as a part 
of God's kingdom. We look to what needs attention in this world and 
we act, always working to discern God's will in our actions. In 
this work we act as God's agents within the world, representing the 
Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who will hear it, and also 
ministering to those who will not hear it. By doing so we take our 
places as children within God's kingdom. 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Ordain Mr. 
Ragland on March 11, 1990, at 11:00 a.m. at the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



John M. Hand ley 
Robert Evans 
Steven Snipes 
Betty Thompson 
Robert Habersham 



Preside & Propound Quiestions Minister 

Preach Minister 

Charge the Minister Minister 

Charge the Congregation Elder 

Assist/Lead in Worship Elder 



Mr. Ragland was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF ROBERT S. JEFFORDS 



ACTION: 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidate Robert S. 
Jeffords. He has passed the General Assembly Standard exams, received 
a diploma from an accredited theological school, and has been examined 
by the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and sermon of 
Robert S. Jeffords. 

a. Robert Sidney Jeffords, Sr., (Bob) was received into Salem Presbytery 
so that he may accept the Call of the Covenant Presbyterian Church 
of Winston-Salem, effective December 1, 1989. Bob has been a 
candidate under the care of Salem Presbytery, from the First 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem. He has a Master of Divinity 
degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a B.A. degree from 
Wake Forest University. 

b. Mr. Jefford's credo which follows, was approved. 

I believe in one God who exists eternally in three persons; the 
relationship of this trinity expresses itself in unity, love and 
community. It is a communion expressed in the Bible as Father, Son, 
and Holy Spirit. We are created in God's image, but our sinfulness 
prevents us from living in community as God desires it. 

God entered into covenant relationship with Abraham and through 
him with the Israelites and ultimately with all humankind as he sent 
Jesus into the world. I believe that Jesus, the Savior and Lord, 
became human and lived in the world among his people. I believe 
that he, through the Holy Spirit, was conceived in the virgin. He 
was in every way tempted like all humans but was sinless. As He was 
crucified and died, Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the world. 
I believe that He arose from the dead and ascended into heaven for 
the salvation of the world; I further believe that he now stands at 
the right hand of God and is mediating in our behalf. I believe 



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that God sent the Holy Spirit in a new way at Pentecost, as enabler, 
equipper for ministry, and comforter to all who believe in Jesus 
Christ, the Son of God. I believe that God established the church 
universal to minister to those who believe. I believe beyond a 
shadow of doubt that God, the Father is God the Son and the Holy 
Spirit, that all three are one God. I believe that all who come to 
faith in Jesus Christ will be saved. 



c. Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Jeffords and the Covenant Presbyterian Church of 
Winston-Salem effective December 1, 1989; approved the following 
terms of call from the Covenant Presbyterian Church; and the call 
was ordered placed in his hands. 



Salary $17,000 

Housing 5,607 

Auto Allowance 2,475 

Books/Cont. Ed. 575 

Pension/insurance 6,075 

Social Security 1,691 

Vacation 4 weeks 

Study Leave 2 weeks 



d. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install and 
Ordain Mr. Jeffords as Pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church 
on February 4, 1990, at 3:00 p.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



J. Stimpson Hawkins 
Henry J. Keating 
David Burr 
Carter Shelley 

Harry Wilson 
Harry Martin 



Preside & Propound Questions Minister 

Preach Minister 

Charge the Minister Minister 

Charge the Congregation Minister 

Lead in Wordhip 

New Testament Lesson Elder 

Old Testament Lesson Elder 



e. Mr. Jeffords was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF WILLIAM C. WECKERLY 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of William C. 
Weckerly in accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Rev. William C. Weckerly was received from Wabash Valley 
Presbytery, pending receipt of his dismissal, so that he may accept 
the Call of the Graham Presbyterian Church of Graham, NC. With the 
approval of both Examinations and the Committee on Ministry, Dr. 
Weckerly began work on February 1, 1990. Dr. Weckerly comes to 
Salem Presbytery from Monticello, Indiana, where he served as pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church. 

b. Mr. Weckerly 's credo which follows, was approved. 

I believe in a living God, revealed as Father, Son and Holy 
Spirit. I believe that God gave us Jesus Christ so that we might 
know eternal life. This historical event benefits believers today 
because God has proved to be more powerful than the forces of death, 
destruction and separation. This proof is the empty cross, the empty 
tomb, the risen Christ. Ours is an Easter faithl 



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I believe that scripture is the only reliable witness to God's 
love. This inspired record of the Old and New Testaments is the 
basis for the life of the Christian within the church and for 
ministry in the world in Christ's name. Scripture is our only 
reliable guide and must be studied to insure a faithful ministry. 

I believe that the church is the body of Christ and 
incorporates those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The 
Christian is called out of the world to be a part of the world. 
Thus, Christ calls the believer to ministry not only within the 
congregation but also into the world. 

The Church has been given the mission of perpetuating the Word 
and of proclaiming the Word. In doing so, I believe that my calling 
is to proclaim the Word of God: the written Word — scripture; the 
spoken Word — sermon; the visible Word — sacraments. Scripture, the 
only reliable rule for faith and practice, becomes the context for 
all of ministry. The sermon remains a primary vehicle for imparting 
the truth of scripture and bringing the Word to God's people. 
Baptism and the Lord's Supper, being of a more experiential nature, 
involve the worshiper in the celebration of God's love. Baptism is 
the initiation, the entry into the Body of Christ which makes 
available to the believer the means of grace. Communion is an 
experience of the presence of the Risen Christ. 

The Church is ordained of God as being the Body of Christ. The 
visible Church is the fellowship of believers and becomes the means 
of ordering the mission and ministry to which believers are called. 
I believe that the governance of the Presbyterian Church (USA) can 
be the most viable structure for the fruition of Christ's 
commandment to go out into the world. The governing bodies, composed 
of Elders and Ministers of the Word, can become true instruments of 
God's plan. In so doing, our potential is limited only by our 
commitment . 

c. Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Weckerly and the Graham Presbyterian Church of Graham 
effective February 1, 1990; approved the following terms of call; 
and the call was ordered placed in his hands. 



Salary $25,000 

Housing 11,624 

Auto Allowance 3,840 

Study Leave Allowance 500 

Pension/insurance 9,156 

Book Allowance 300 

Vacation 4 weeks 

Study Leave 2 weeks 

Moving Expense yes 



d. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Mr. 
Weckerly as Pastor of the Graham Presbyterian Church on February 25, 
1990, at 3:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



e. 



S. Edwin Lewis 

John A. Wilkerson 

Bradley J. Longfield 

Laura M. Spangler 

Norman M. Whitney 

John Essen 

J. D. Walker, Jr. 

Helen Hooper 

Dr. C. L. Lindborg 



Preside & Propound Questions Minister 

Preach Minister 

Charge the Minister Minister 

Charge the Congregation Minister 

Lead in Worship Minister 

Scripture Elder 

Scripture Elder 

Scripture Elder 

Prayer Elder 



Mr. Weckerly was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



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RECEPTION OF FRANCES PHILLIPS-OLSON 



ACTION : 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of Frances 
Phillips-Olson in accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Rev. Frances Phillips-Olson was received from New Hope 
Presbytery as a Member-at-Large. She is presently serving as 
Interim Pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem. 

b. Ms. Phillips-Olson's credo which follows, was approved. 

My faith, trust, and hope is rooted in the assurance of a 
Gracious and Loving God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. 
This Triune God becomes known to us in the Holy Scriptures and in 
the lives of believers down through the ages as Father, Son, and 
Holy Spirit. My faith is founded on this Creator God Who made the 
earth and called it good, yet continues to renew it in spite of 
human desecration and destruction. The struggle between Good and 
Evil is manifest, not only in the lives of God's creatures, but also 
in the beauty or rape of the earth. Into this struggle, God 
continues to intervene, to make of us "a new creation in Christ" and 
to once again bring this creation to its intended goodness. I 
believe in the intentionality of the mind of God, known in the 
redeeming work of the Incarnation, for this Omniscient God, Who as 
Judge and Reconciler, still overwhelms us with loving kindness and 
tender mercies, even beyond our wildest imagination. This Holy 
Sustainer becomes the Very Energy of life in the Presence of the 
Holy Spirit, who not only undergirds and lifts us, but also provides 
the daily strength for seeking to walk in His way. 

In the holy Scriptures, my faith is informed by the account of 
God's mighty acts to draw all persons to Himself. As God spoke 
through prophets, priets, and kings to His Chosen People to save 
them from themselves, so we, too, learn to seek God's plan for our 
lives, believing that we are made in God's image and have been 
claimed by our Holy Creator even before our birth. Just as I am 
convinced of God's wisdom, justice, and might which is evidenced in 
the Old Testament, so am I made sure of the extravagant and 
unreasonable love of God known in the gift of God's Son, whose 
birth, life, death, and resurrection, as told in the Gospels, teach 
us all that we need to know of the Christian life. I believe that 
this love and grace so freely offered to us demands a life of 
obedience and unending thanksgiving and praise. 

I discover the genius and earthiness of God's divine plan in 
the Sacraments which our Lord instituted on our behalf. Through the 
common symbol of the water of Baptism, we comprehend the uncommon 
salvation of being named and claimed by Jesus Christ to be His own. 
We celebrate God's amazing grace in the sacrament of infant baptism, 
giving thanks to our Creator for the gift of life and asking God's 
blessing manifested by believing parents and the community of faith 
as they promise to embrace that child "in the love and admonition 
of the Lord." In the common elements of bread and wine, believers 
affirm that uncommon, holy, and salvific action whereby our Lord 
suffered, died, and rose again that we might become one with Him and 
with the Holy Spirit. In the touching and tasting of these once- 
common, now-holy, elements set aside for our edification, I 
experience God's affirmation of our creatureliness and of the 
possibility of all of life as being sacramental or holy. 

I believe that the "holy, catholic church" is the Body of 
Christ in the world. Formed by Holy Scriptures but re-formed by 
Grace, the gathered community of faith strives to embody God's Word 
in the midst of unbelief. Through corporate acts of worship and 
praise, and in deeds of service to those in need, the Church seeks 
to make Christ known to strangers of the Gospel. I believe this 



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community of faith gathers, not only to nurture our beliefs in God- 
in-Christ and strengthen us personally and corporately, but it 
assembles to pray and serve those who walk in darkness, those who 
know not the mystery of the Atonement and life in Christ. 

I affirm the tenets of the Reformed doctrines as they are 
revealed in the Scriptures and in the context of covenantal 
theology. I affirm the polity of the Presbyterian Church with its 
representative form of government and its structure for individual 
and corporate participation in the organization and actions of its 
constituents. I am grateful that our Church, with its strong 
emphasis on education and the on-going revelation of God's Word, 
constantly challenges persons, congregations, and church courts to 
seek God's will in ever-changing modes of faithfulness and praise. 

c. Ms. Phillips-Olson was instructed to sign the obligations required 
of a minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY REPORT 
Judson Milam, Moderator 



MINISTERS TRANSFERRING OUT OF THE PRESBYTERY 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry concerning dismissals 
were admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as its actions: 

a. The Rev. Robert Osborne was dismissed to Coastal Carolina Presbytery 
so that he may accept the Call of the Windermere Presbytery Church 
of Wilmington, NC. Bob is presently the Associate Pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

b. The Rev. David William Nash was dismissed to West Virginia 
Presbytery so that he may accept the Call of the Summersville 
Presbyterian Church, Summersville, West Virginia, effective February 
1, 1990. David is presently Pastor of the Stony Creek Presbyterian 
Church in Burlington. 

c. The Rev. John R. Hilley was dismissed to the Presbytery of Monmouth 
so that he may serve as Interim Associate Pastor in the Presbyterian 
Church of Toms River, effective October 24, 1989. 

d. The Rev. Donald Mimbs was dismissed to the Presbytery of Northern 
Kansas so that he may accept the Call of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Hoxie, Kansas. Don is presently pastor of First, 
Kernersville . 



ACTION: 

The relationship between the Rev. Tempe Fussell and the Pittsboro 
Presbyterian Church was terminated effective April 15, 1990, so that she 
may move to New Jersey, where her husband will be a student. She will 
be listed as a Minister-at-Large. 



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ACTION: 

The relationship between the Rev. Calvin Gentry and Bethany Presbyterian 
Church of Statesville was terminated effective February 28, 1990. 



ACTION: 

The relationship between the Rev. William R. Knox and Lansing 
Presbyterian Church was terminated effective April 30, 1990. 



ACTION: 

At his request, the Rev. William R. Knox was granted honorable 
retirement effective April 30, 1990. 



SESSION MODERATORS 



ACTION: 

The following ministers were approved as Session Moderators as 
indicated: 

a. The Rev. Max Deal for First Presbyterian Church, Kernersville 
beginning in March, 1990. 

b. The Rev. Wayne Dixon for Bethany Presbyterian Church of Statesville 
beginning in March, 1990. 

c. The Rev. Phillis Kort for Stony Creek Presbyterian Church beginning 
February 1, 1990. 



PERMISSION TO LABOR OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry concerning permission 
to labor outside the bounds were admitted to the record of Salem 
Presbytery as its actions: 

a. The Rev. Robert Wells to labor outside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery in Shenandoah Presbytery so that he may serve as Parish 
Associate in the First Presbyterian Church of Harrisonburg, 
Virginia, from November, 1989 through February, 1990. 

b. The Rev. Tempe Fussell to labor outside the bounds of Salem 
Presbytery in New Brunswick Presbytery so that she may serve as 
supply to churches. 

c. The Rev. Wilkes Macaulay to labor outside the bounds of Salem in the 
Presbytery of Tampa Bay so that he may serve as Parish Associate in 
the First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, for the 
calendar year, 1990. 



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d. The Rev. Laura Long to labor outside the bounds of Salem Presbytery 
in the bounds of Indian Nations as a Supply Minister at Large. 



INTERIM MINISTERS 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry concerning interim 
ministers were admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as its 
actions: 

a. The Rev. Frances Phillips-Olson was allowed to serve as Interim 
Pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem, NC, for 
the period of December 1, 1989 to May 31, 1990, with the provision 
that each may terminate the agreement with a thirty day notice. 



STATED SUPPLY RELATIONSHIP 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry concerning Stated 
Supply Relationships was admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as 
its action: 

a. The Rev. George F. Neal to serve as Stated Supply of the Grace 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem for the six month period, 
beginning January 1, 1990 through June 20, 1990, with the provision 
that either may terminate the agreement with a thirty day notice. 



COMPENSATION AND RETIREMENT: Revised report on MINIMUM SALARY COMPENSATION 

1) In 1990 there will be NO minimum salary for ministers who are already 
members of Salem Presbytery. 

2) The 1990 minimum salary figures will be used as a GUIDELINE for these 
ministers. 

3) All NEW calls WILL be subject to the minimum salary figures for 1990. 

FACTORS influencing the committee's decision concerning minimum salary 
compensations are: 

1) Creating one unified minimum salary for all churches and ministers of 
our presbytery. 

2) Support for the small aid receiving church, and the financial 
implications any change in the minimum salary would have on the 
presbytery's budget. 

3) Minimum salaries in other presbyteries of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 
The proposal below will be a low average, considering 1989 figures. 

PROPOSED 1990 MINIMUM SALARY FIGURES 

SALARY $17,591.20 

(Based on $16,000 salary and $1,591.20 Social Security Reimbursement.) 
Add for experience $100 per year for 10 years. 

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HOUSING $5,277.36 

(Based on 30% of salary.) 

SUBSTITUTE $2,000 for utilities and upkeep if manse is provided. 

PENSION $5,717.14 

(Based on 25% of salary and housing.) 

AUTO EXPENSE $2,250.00 

(Based on $.225 per miles for 10,000 miles. To be paid by 
reimbursement. ) 

CONTINUING EDUCATION $ 500.00 

TOTAL $ 31,334.70 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS 

Since the presbytery does not have jurisdiction over Christian Educators, the 
figures below are meant to be only helpful to churches and educators as they 
work out their compensation packages. 

FACTORS influencing the committee's decision concerning Christian Educator 
minimum salary guidelines are: 

1) The minimum salary compensation figures being proposed for ministers. 

2) The starting salary compensation figures from the 1988 graduating class 
of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond. 

The committee suggests that all Christian Educators be paid at least the minimum 
salary figures below, AND $100 be added for each year of experience, AFTER 
CERTIFICATION, up to ten years. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR MINIMUM SALARY GUIDELINES 

SALARY $ 19,500.00 

(Includes base salary of $15,000, plus $4,500 in housing.) 

SOCIAL SECURITY 1,491.75 

(Based on 7.55%. This is NOT a reimbursement.) 

PENSION 4,875.00 
(Based on 25% of salary.) 

AUTO EXPENSE 1,500.00 

(Based on 2/3 the estimate for ministers. To be paid by reimbursement.) 

CONTINUING EDUCATION 500.00 

TOTAL $ 27,866.75 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the following recommendations concerning Minimum 
Salary: 

a. That the 1990 Minimum Salary Figures for Ministers be accepted for 
all new calls in 1990. 



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b. That these figures be used as a Guideline fo all other existing 
calls to ministers in 1990 and that they become the 1991 Minimum 
Salary Figures for all ministers. 

c. That the Christian Educator Minimum Salary Guidelines for 1990 be 
adopted . 



STATED CLERK'S REPORT 
Disciplinary Case 

Several have questioned the process involved in the matter of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) Vs Kathleen Murdock and Michael Woodard. Concern has been 
raised over the lack of communication regarding the trial and the media coverage 
that followed. 

The Rules of Discipline require that every effort be taken to guard against 
spreading gossip or making public unsubstantiated allegations until a trial is 
completed. Even the names of the accused or any indication of the type of 
offense is to be withheld in the setting up of a Special Disciplinary Committee 
to explore the matter (D-7.0800). 

In this case, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly advised that the 
requirement of D-8. 1900b. concerning reporting the judgment of the Permanent 
Judicial Commission to the next meeting of the Presbytery be the only 
"publicity" concerning the case. That advice was offered in light of the 
promised appeal. 

This has been a difficult matter for everybody concerned. The indications of 
lack of knowledge seem to indicate that, at least, the "spirit" of 
confidentiality called for by the Rules of Discipline and the advice of the 
Stated Clerk has been followed. 

A news release concerning the judgment was to have followed this meeting of 
Presbytery. Since someone gave the Permanent Judicial Commission's decision to 
a reporter for the Charlotte Observer in Statesville, that design was not 
effective. 



Representation 

As required by the Book of Order G-ll. 0101b. I report that we have 209 resident 
minister members of Salem Presbytery. The number of elders which our churches 
are entitled to send as commissioners to Presbytery meetings is 187. 

Therefore, there is an imbalance of 22 more ministers than elders. 

Following the plan adopted in 1989 (April 6 meeting), the following 
recommendation will redress that imbalance. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery asked each of the 21 racial ethnic congregations to send one 
additional elder commissioner, and the remaining elder commissioner is 
invited from the Cleveland Church (the April, 1989, Meeting approved 
that these additional commissioners be determined alphabetically (by 
town) and Cleveland was accidentally omitted in 1989) beginning with the 
April, 1990, meeting and continuing through the First Stated Meeting of 
1991. 



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Exceptions to Property Provisions 



In Accordance With G-8.0701 



The following churches have notified the presbytery through its Stated Clerk of 
their action to claim the exception on church property which is allowed under 
the provisions of the Form of Government, G-8.0701. These congregations have 
acted in regular manner in accordance with the provisions of the constitution 
and have notified the presbytery of their actions, as required. No action is 
required by the presbytery in this matter. Following are the names of the 
congregations from which the presbytery has received notification since its last 
Stated Meeting. 

CHURCH DATE OF CONGREGATION'S ACTION 

Siler City June 4, 1989 

Covenant (Winston-Salem) October 29, 1989 



Notices of Incorporation 
In Accordance With G-7.0400 

CHURCH DATE OF INCORPORATION 

Centre Presbyterian Church October 22, 1989 



Policy Regarding Reunion 
Articles of Agreement #13 

The following were policies in effect in the Presbytery of Concord concerning 
churches considering employing the provision of reunion Articles of Agreement 
#13: 

GUIDELINES FOR CHURCHES CONSIDERING LEAVING THE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) UNDER ARTICLE 13 

The Presbytery is concerned about its churches who consider leaving the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): 

- concerned that full and accurate information be provided to each such 
congregation in order that a careful, faithful decision can be reached. 

- concerned that the process of sharing information be open, not secretive, 
filled with the mutual respect that bears witness to the Gospel. 

- concerned that there be active, caring dialogue between Presbytery and a 
congregation considering requesting dismission from the very beginning of 
that congregation's discussion. 

- concerned that whether the congregation eventually stays within or leaves 
the denomination, that the Lord's Name will be praised by the discussions, 
the processes used and the eventual decision. 

Renouncing affiliation with the denomination on the part of a church has 
profound repercussions on both the particular church and the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.). What is undertaken and how it is undertaken must bear witness to the 
faith to which we have vowed to be faithful. The following procedure is to 
guide churches of our Presbytery in interpretation of the steps by which Article 
13 is to be carried out. More specifically this interprets the grounds for 
"contest" of the vote described in the Articles of Agreement 13. 3f. 

It is required that at least the following procedures be employed by a church 
considering dismissal under Article 13, "Procedures for Dismissal of a 
Congregation with its Property": 



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A. The Congregation's Responsibilities 



1. The congregation, through its Session, shall inform the Presbytery of 
its desire to enter into dialogue concerning dismissal. This must be 
done prior to consideration of the formal congregational meetings 
described in Article 13. 

2. The current Moderator of the Presbytery upon hearing of such unrest 
shall immediately appoint a "Special Committee" to begin meeting with 
the Session and/or congregation. Such meeting(s) may be called at the 
initiative of the Session or the Special Committee. The Session shall 
provide an accurate roll of the membership of that congregation, together 
with the current mailing list. The Special Committee shall have the 
right to review the records of the Session and the congregation. 

3. All meetings to discuss the question of withdrawal shall be open meetings 
to which the Special Committee shall be invited and given opportunity 
to hear and respond to concerns voiced either by congregation members 
or outside advisers. 

4. The Special Committee shall take special care that its contacts with the 
Session and congregation not be in an adversarial posture. The purpose 
of such openness is to help the congregation make decisions that will 
be based on accurate information. 

5. The Special Committee has no right to block or disrupt any regularly 
called meetings for such discussion. Their primary purposes shall 
include: 

a. Clarify misinformation or share additional facts regarding 
denominational concerns of the congregation. 

b. Witness to the strengths and weaknesses of the denomination with 
honesty and clarity. The sharing of information should be the 
desired focus. 

c. Assure that the process used in the congregation's discussions and 
decision-making safeguards the rights of all its members to hear and 
be heard without unfair pressure. This includes the right to monitor 
carefully the final secret balloting process. 

d. Engender Christian dialogue in the hope that, either going or 
staying, the congregation will be aided and strengthened in their 
witness to the Gospel by this process. 

e. Keep the Moderator of the Presbytery, the Council, and the Committee 
on Ministry informed of the situation as it develops. With the 
prior knowledge of the Session it may invite other resource persons 
to join the dialogue if needed to clarify specific issues or to 
bring specific knowledge to the congregation, (this may include 
Presbytery or denominational leaders) . 

The rending of historic ties between congregations and denominations has profound 
repercussions on both. If dismissal is eventually the congregation's decision, 
then the parting, though one filled with sadness and pain, should be one of two 
mature, faithful parts of Christ's body seeking ways to better serve our common 
commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. 

B. The Minister's Responsibilities 

The minister is not a member of the congregation, but a member of Presbytery 
and has vowed (G-14. 0406(e) ) "to be governed by our church's polity, to 
abide by its discipline, to be a friend among its colleagues in ministry and 
to work with them, subject to the ordering of God's Word and Spirit". The 
Presbytery does not have any desire to keep anyone from following his or her 



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own conscience. It is a time honored tradition that one cannot bind the 
conscience of a minister. However, when a minister finds himself /herself 
or the congregation out of accord with the Constitution of the PC(U.S.A.), 
it is incumbent on the minister to consult with Presbytery through the 
Committee on Ministry. It is the Committee's responsibility to insure that 
congregations considering leaving this denomination do so with adequate 
information to make carefully considered and faithful decisions. The 
Committee will consult with Ministers and Sessions in such situations to 
assure that a fair and open process is adopted. We expect a minister in such 
a situation to cooperate with and support Presbytery's efforts in the 
interest of the congregation's ability to make a decision based on clear and 
balanced information. 

We do not seek uniformity on every item of doctrine or polity, but we do 
claim a minister's fidelity to vows taken at ordination. We need one 
another. Those with whom we disagree may help to keep us honest. But this 
is only so when we deal with our differences openly and honestly. We call 
on all our ministers to support the ministry and witness of the PC(U.S.A.) 
and to deal openly with any differences they might have through appropriate 
channels within the church. 



ACTION: 

The above cited Guidelines For Churches Considering Leaving the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) under article 13 was adopted as the 
Guidelines of Salem Presbytery. 



******** 

For Information 

The text of the Article is as follows: 

ARTICLE 13. PROCEDURES FOR DISMISSAL OF A CONGREGATION WITH ITS PROPERTY 

13.1 The provisions of this article are intended to apply only to the reunion 
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States and The United 
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America to form the 
Presbytery Church (U.S.A.) and shall not alter, abridge or nullify in 
any way the principles as to the ownership of property in either 
antecedent Church or in the reunited Church as established by 
ecclesiastical and civil law. 

13.2 Following the consummation of union, no congregation shall be dismissed 
for a period of eighteen months except with the permission of the 
General Assembly. Members, officers, or ministers who do not desire to 
be a part of the union may, at any time, unite with other denominations 
and particular churches as set forth in G-10.0102r, G-10 . 0302b ( 1 ) , G- 
11.0103n. 

13.3 After one year from the consummation of union, a congregation formerly 
a part of the Presbyterian Church in the United States may be dismissed 
when the following conditions have been met: 

a. That the Session of the church shall call a congregational meeting 

for the purpose of discussing the question, "Shall the (Name) 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) request dismissal to another 

Reformed body of its choice?" Due notice of such meeting shall be 
given orally from the pulpit of the church at regular church 
services on two successive Sundays, the first of which shall be at 
least ten days prior to the meeting. The required quorum shall be 
as follows: 



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If the number of members is one hundred or less, one fourth of 
the members; or 

If the number of members is more than one hundred, twenty- five 
members or one tenth of the members, whichever is greater. 

b. That the Presbytery of jurisdiction shall appoint a special committee 
to meet with the congregation at the congregational meeting. 
Presbytery's committee shall have the privilege of the floor with 
the right to speak. 

c. That no type of vote for any purpose shall be taken at the meeting. 

d. That the Session call a special congregational meeting, to be held 
no sooner than six months and no later than twelve months from the 
date of the congregational meeting held for consideration of 
dismissal . 

e. That due notice of such meeting shall be mailed to all members of 
the church at least thirty days prior to the meeting, and given 
orally from the pulpit of the church at regular church services on 
two successive Sundays, the first of which shall be at least ten 
days prior to the meeting. The Presbytery committee shall be present 
at the meeting and have the privilege of the floor with the right 
to speak. 

The form of the call of the meeting shall be as follows: 

A special meeting of the congregation of the (Name) 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is called for (a.m. or 

p.m. ) on the day of , 19 , at 

, to consider and 

decide whether It shall or shall not request to be dismissed to 
another Reformed body. Provisions and authority for this special 
meeting are found in the Articles of Agreement, Article 13, entered 
into by the Presbyterian Church in the United States and The United 
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America as a part of the 
plan of reunion in which both Churches became on Church, the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

A quorum for this purpose shall be no less than one third of the 
active confirmed members in good and regular standing. It is 
urged that a decision on so important a matter be made by a 
group large enough to reflect the true mind of the whole 
congregation . 

After discussion, a secret ballot will be taken on the 

categorical question: Shall the 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) request dismissal to 
, another Reformed body? 

Request dismissal Do not request dismissal 



If two thirds of those present and voting vote to request dismissal, 
this particular church will be dismissed under the special provisions 
of Article 13 of the Articles of Agreement, and will retain all of 
its property, subject to any existing liens and encumbrances, but 
will surrender its membership as a congregation in the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 

f . That within ten days any person of the unsuccessful side may contest 
the regularity of the call for, or the conduct of, or the vote taken 
in, the congregational meeting by a written notice to the Presbytery 
of jurisdiction. The Presbytery shall then review the questions at 
issue and, if the contest is sustained, it shall direct the calling 
of a new congregational meeting. 



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g. That if the contest is filled by those persons voting for dismissal 
from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the contest is not 
sustained by the Presbytery, such church shall continue to be a 
member church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). If the contest 
is filled by those voting against dismissal, and is not sustained 
by Presbytery, such church shall be dismissed to another Reformed 
body and shall be permitted to retain all of its property subject 
to any liens and encumbrances. 

h. That the jurisdiction of the Presbytery shall be final in any contest 
brought under this Article. 

13.4. Any petition for dismissal with property filed later than eight years 
from the consummation of union shall be handled under the appropriate 
provisions for such a request in the Form of Government. 

Respectfully submitted, 



John M. Handley, Stated Clerk 
February 3, 1990 



STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 



RESOLUTIONS 

Buford Pearson reported for the Resolutions Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

Whereas, our day began shrouded in fog, we were granted safe travel to 
this place of God's light and joy, First Presbyterian Church 
Mooresville, on this day of our Lord, Saturday, February 3, 1990. 

We give thanks and celebrate with our brother in Christ for his 97 years 
of service to God and his 65th anniversary of faithful service as a 
Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church. 

We give thanks for our Moderator Dale Davidson's able leadership and for 
the support of our Presbytery staff, especially for John Handley who has 
been commended for his work. 

We give thanks for concise and informative committee reports and 
financial matters handled so decently and in order. 

We give thanks for our guest, Craig Mills, who despite his treacherous 
travel, brought us enlightenment on the work of the National Council of 
Churches . 

We give thanks for the power of singing with zeal, the grateful reminder 
to look for our brother Titus and sister Tita, and the efficient 
gathering at our Lord's table where we are all one in Christ. 

We give thanks and offer our blessings for soon to be Ministers of the 
Word Robert Jeffords and Jack Ragland. 

And we especially give thanks for the Session and people of this church 
both young and old for providing such a comfortable facility, delicious 
food, and gracious hospitality. 

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For all these many blessings and more, we give praise and thanksgiving 
to God Almighty. And a special note of thanks to all those who stayed 
to the bitter end. 



ELECTION OF MODERATOR 
Presbytery elected the Rev. S. Edwin Lewis as its Moderator for the coming year. 



ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Fifth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery 
was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. with prayer by S. Edwin Lewis. 




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APPENDIX A 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 

COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILE 
February 3, 1990 



1. Letters concerning invitation Reference ; Council 

a. from Rev. S. Edwin Lewis, First Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, 
February 3, 1990 

b. from Rev. Scott Woodmansee, First Presbyterian Church, High Point, 
October, 1990 

2. Minutes of Commissions to Ordain/Install: 

a. Reagan P. Gibbs at Collinstown/Francisco Presbyterian Churches, 1/14/90 

b. Fred R. Horner at Greensboro, First as Associate Pastor, 12/10/89 

c. Elizabeth Lyle Lamb at Asheboro, First as Associate Pastor, 11/19/89 

d. Lisa Marie Mullen at High Point, First as Associate Pastor, 12/3/89 

e. Sharon Gettys Stanley, 11/1/89 

3. Minutes of Commissions to Ordain/Install (from October 31, 1989, meeting) 

a. J. William Black at Pine Ridge and Hills Presbyterian Churches, 8/27/89 

b. Robert Alvin Bryant at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 8/6/89 

c. Dennis J. Sebesan at Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 9/17/89 

d. Stevan Alan Snipes at North Wilkesboro as Associate Pastor, 6/16/89 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That the minutes of Commissions to Ordain and/or Install ministers be 
admitted to record. 

4. Minutes of Commission of Salem Presbytery to Merge Churches 

Westview and East Burlington merged to form Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
11/19/89 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That the minutes of the Commission to constitute the merger of the East 
Burlington and Westview Churches forming the Westminster Church be admitted 
to record. 

5. Ministerial Transfers (receiving) Reference ; CoM 

a. William C. Weckerly, Graham Presbyterian Church 

Have Call and Installation Commission 

b. Frances Phillips-Olson - at-large 

6. Candidates for Ordination Reference ; CoM 

a. Robert Jeffords, Covenant Presbyterian Church 

Have Call and Ordination/Installation Commission 

b. John G. (Jack) Ragland - at-large 

7. Ministers being Dismissed Reference ; CoM 

a. David W. Nash to Summerville Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of West 
Virginia 



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b. Donald Mimbs to First Presbyterian Church, Hoxie, Kansas, Presbytery of 
Northern Kansas 

c. Robert Osborne to Windemere Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC, 
Presbytery of Coastal Carolina 

d. John R. Hilley to the Presbyterian Church of Toms River as Interim 
Associate, Presbytery of Monmouth 

8. Chapter 8 Exemptions Reference ; Stated Clerk 

a. Siler City Presbyterian Church, June 4, 1989 

b. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, October 29, 1989 

9. Letter from Presbytery of New Hope Committee Reference ; CoM 
on Ministry, Kay-Robert Volkwijn granted permission 

to labor outside their bounds 



10. Letter from John W. Kuykendall with request by the Davidson College Board 
of Trustees that the re-election of Thomas S. Douglas, III of First 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, and the election of Dr. R. Scott 
Woodmansee, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, High Point, be 
confirmed as Trustees of Davidson College, Class of 1993. 



RECOMMENDATION : 



That Salem Presbytery confirm the re-election of Thomas S. Douglas, III, and 
the election of Dr. R. Scott Woodmansee as Trustees of Davidson College, 
Class of 1993. 

11. Letter and Overture from the Rev. John Brearley concerning recycling (copy 
enclosed) . Reference ; Bills & Overtures 



For Information 



12. Letter from Dr. Carroll Jenkins announcing the 1990 Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic Meeting, June 22-23, at the Stouffer Hotel, Winston-Salem, NC. 

13. Letter from Presbytery of Geneva soliciting support for their Overture to 
the General Assembly seeking a study of the feasibility of early retirement 
of ministers with adequate pension. 

14. Letter from Presbytery of Transylvania seeking Salem's endorsement of their 
Overture to the General Assembly that "A Declaration of Faith" be included 
in the Book of Confessions. 

15. Letter from the Session of the Pilot Mountain First Presbyterian Church 
concerning "Questionable Actions By Our Denomination" (copy enclosed). 



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APPENDIX B 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to record the following minutes of 
Administrative Commissions appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF J. WILLIAM BLACK 
AS PASTOR OF THE PINE RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PILOT MOUNTAIN 
AND THE HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PILOT MOUNTAIN 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the Pine 
Ridge Presbyterian Church of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, August 27, 1989, 
at 4:30 P.M., with Ministers Linda Blessing, Stan Voth, James Mauldin, Ed 
Henegar, Elders Patricia Joyce, Shawn Hunter, Ledia Eads, A. L. McAlexander 
present, and was opened with prayer by Linda Blessing. Quorum present. Linda 
Blessing was elected Moderator, and A. L. McAlexander Clerk. Stan Voth presided 
and led the congregation in a service of worship. Ed Henegar preached from II 
Corinthians 4:1-7, after which Linda Blessing recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery leading up to this service, and Patricia Joyce and Shawn Hunter 
proposed the Constitutional Questions to both the minister and the congregations 
assembled together in the same sanctuary. These being answered in the 
affirmative, J. William Black was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands 
of the Presbytery and installed as the Pastor of the Pine Ridge and Hills 
Presbyterian Churches agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The 
charge to the Pastor was delivered by Ed Henegar and to the Congregation by James 
Mauldin. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly- 
installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and have him 
their right hand in token of cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Ledia Eads. 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ROBERT ALVIN BRYANT 
AS PASTOR OF THE CROSS ROADS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ME BANE 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church of Mebane, North Carolina, August 6, 1989, at 
4:00 P.M., with Ministers David W. Nash, A. B. Plexico, Kevin Channel, David F. 
Whiteley, John G. Truitt, Elders Eugene Anderson, N. N. Fleming, Jr. present, 
and was opened with prayer by David Nash. Quorum present. David Nash was 
elected Moderator, and N. N. Fleming, Jr. Clerk. David Nash presided and led 
the congregation in a service of worship. David F. Whiteley preached from 
Revelation 21:1-4 and Luke 10:1-12, 16-17, a sermon entitled, "Ministry from Fear 
to Joy", after which David Nash recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading 
up to this service, and proposed the Constitutional Questions to both the 
Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Robert 
A. Bryant was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of the Presbytery 
and installed as the Pastor of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church agreeably to 
the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered 
by N. N. Fleming, Jr., and to the Congregation by John G. Truitt. The service 
was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and 
the leaders of the congregation came forward and have him their right hand in 
token of cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Eugene Anderson. 

INSTALLATION OF REAGAN P. GIBBS 
AS PASTOR OF THE COLLINSTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WESTFIELD 
AND THE FRANCISCO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WESTFIELD 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Collinstown Presbyterian Church of Westfield, North Carolina, January 14, 1990, 



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at 7:00 P.M., with Ministers Allen E. Morrison, Jesse Bledsoe and Lester Sheppard 
and Elders Jerry George, Bettie Wright, Joel Sheppard and Mark Oakley present, 
and was opened with prayer by Allen Morrison. Quorum present. Allen Morrison 
was elected Moderator, and Mark Oakley Clerk. Allen Morrison presided and led 
the congregation in a service of worship. Jesse Bledsoe preached from Isaiah 
6; II Timothy 4:1-5; and Matthew 28:16-20, after which Allen Morrison recited 
the proceedings of presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregations assembled 
together in the same sanctuary. These being answered in the affirmative, Reagan 
P.Gibbs was installed as pastor of Francisco and Collinstown Presbyterian 
Churches agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to the 
Pastor was delivered by Allen Morrison and to the Congregation by Allen Morrison, 
Rev. Sheppard feeling physically unable to do this. The service was concluded 
with the benediction pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders 
of the congregation came forward and gave him their right hand in token of 
cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Allen Morrison. 

INSTALLATION OF FRED R. HORNER 
AS ASSOCIATION MINISTER OF PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION 
OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, North Carolina, December 10, 1989, at 
10:45 A.M., with Ministers Jerold Shetler, Joseph B. Mullin, C. H. Reckard, John 
M. Handley, Elders W. Douglas Albright, Thomas W. Sinks, Rosa Yourse, and guest 
Elder Jocelyn Hill of Charlotte Presbytery present, and was opened with prayer 
by John Handley. Quorum present. John Handley was elected Moderator and W. 
Douglas Albright Clerk. Jerold Shetler presided and led the congregation in a 
service of worship. Joseph Mullin preached the sermon, "The Mystery of Advent", 
using as his text John 1:18, after which John Handley recited the proceedings 
of Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the Constitutional 
Questions to the Minister and W. Douglas Albright proposed the Constitutional 
Questions to the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Fred 
R. Horner was installed as Associate Minister of Program Administration of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro agreeably to the Word of God and the Book 
of Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Jocelyn Hill and to the 
Congregation by C. H. Reckard. The service was concluded with the benediction 
pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation 
came forward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial reception and 
affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Elder Jocelyn Hill. 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ELIZABETH LYLE LAMB 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HIGH POINT 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
First Presbyterian Church of High Point, North Carolina, November 19, 1989, at 
6:15 P.M., with Ministers Laura Spangler, Russ Ward, and guests Cheryl B. 
Bissette, Douglas Heidt, Kurt is Hess, Richard Lamb, Gary Marshall; Elders Gary 
Anderson, Dale Davidson and Anne B. Neely present, and was opened with prayer 
by Dale Davidson. Quorum present. Dale Davidson was elected Moderator, and 
Laura Spangler Clerk. Dale Davidson presided and led the congregation in a 
service of worship. Douglas Heidt preached from Psalm 34 and Matthew 17:14-21 
a sermon titled, "Moving Mountains", after which Dale Davidson recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Elizabeth Lyle Lamb was ordained with prayer and 
the laying on of hands of the Presbytery and installed as Associate Pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro Presbyterian Church agreeable to the Word 
of God and the Book of Order . The Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Kurtis 



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Hess and to the Congregation by Gary Anderson. The service was concluded with 
the benediction pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the 
congregation came forward and gave her their right hand in token of cordial 
reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Laura Spangler. 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF LISA MARIE MULLEN 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HIGH POINT 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
First Presbyterian Church of High Point, North Carolina, December 3, 1989, at 
11:00 A.M., with Ministers Lisa Lamb, R. Scott Woodmansee and guests W. Sibley 
Towner and David Carter Florence, Elders Carol Cox, Mark Draughn and Bill 
Pleasants present, and was opened with prayer by Scott Woodmansee. Quorum 
present. Bill Pleasants was elected Moderator, and Lisa Lamb Clerk. Scott 
Woodmansee presided and led the congregation in a service of worship. W. Sibley 
Towner preached from Ezekiel 34:25-31, after which Scott Woodmansee recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Lisa Marie Mullen was ordained with prayer and the 
laying on of hands of the Presbytery and installed as Associate Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church of High Point agreeable to the Word of God and the Book of 
Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered by David Florence and to the 
Congregation by Lisa Lamb. The service was concluded with the benediction 
pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation 
came forward and gave her their right hand in token of cordial reception and 
affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by Lisa 
Lamb. 

INSTALLATION OF DENNIS J. SEBESAN 
AS PASTOR OF THE JAMESTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, JAMESTOWN 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Jamestown Presbyterian Church of Jamestown, North Carolina, September 17, 1989, 
at 5:00 P.M., with Ministers Arnold Lovell, Steve Pharr, Jamie Pharr, David 
Henry, Elders James Guin, Catherine Bonner, Rudolph Boone, Marge Monroe present, 
and was opened with prayer by Steve Pharr. Quorum present. David Henry was 
elected Moderator, and James Guin Clerk. David Henry presided and led the 
congregation in a service of worship. Arnold Lovell preached from Acts 1 & 2, 
a sermon entitled, "The Risk of Being the Church", after which David Henry 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed 
the Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative, Dennis Sebesan was installed as pastor of the 
Jamestown Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . 
The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Jamie Pharr and to the Congregation 
by James Guin. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the 
newly- installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and gave 
him their right hand in token of cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Jamie Pharr. 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF STEVAN ALAN SNIPES 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE NORTH WILKESBORO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 

NORTH WILKESBORO 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, July 
16, 1989, 7:00 P.M., with Ministers Malcolm M. Bullock, Robert C. Evans, III, 
John M. Handley, Jamie B. Pharr, Elders Sharon Long, Sam R. Ogilvie, Charles J. 
Gowing present, and was opened with prayer by Malcolm Bullock. Quorum present. 
Rob Evans was elected Moderator, and John Handley Clerk. Rob Evans presided and 



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led the congregation in a service of worship. Malcolm Bullock preached from II 
Corinthians 4:1-12, a sermon entitled, "Spiritual Treasure in Earthenware Jars", 
after which John Handley recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this 
service, and proposed the Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the 
Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Stevan Alan Snipes was 
ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of the Presbytery and installed 
as the Associate Pastor of the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church agreeably 
to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered 
by Charles Gowing and to the Congregation by Jamie Pharr. The service was 
concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly-installed associate 
pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and gave him their right 
hand of token of cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by Rob 
Evans . 

ORDINATION OF SHARON GETTYS STANLEY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, Taylorsville, North Carolina, November 1, 1989, 
at 8:00 P.M., with Ministers Carl W. Dumford, John Todd, Carter Shelley, Susan 
Dobyns, Paul Ryoo, Mark Stanley, Becky Stanley, Elders Waver ly Moose, Margaret 
Marks present, and was opened with prayer by Carl Dumford. Quorum present. 
Carter Shelley was elected Moderator, and Carl Dumford Clerk. Carter Shelley 
presided and led the congregation in a service of worship. The Reverends Mark 
and Becky Stanley preached the sermon, after which Carter Shelley recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service and proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to the Minister. These being answered in the 
affirmative, Sharon Gettys Stanley was ordained with prayer and the laying on 
of hands of the Presbytery agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . 
The charge to the Minister was delivered by John Todd. The service was concluded 
with the benediction pronounced by the newly-ordained minister, and the leaders 
of the congregation came forward and gave him their right hand in token of 
cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer. 



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APPENDIX C 



MINUTES OF COMMISSION OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 
TO MERGE THE WESTVIEW AND EAST BURLINGTON CHURCHES 

The Commission appointed by Salem Presbytery to merge the two congregations of 
Westview and East Burlington Presbyterian Churches convened in the pastor's study 
of the Westview Church Sunday, November 19, 1989, 6:45 P.M. with the following 
members present: Ministers Norman Whitney, Warren Brannon and Charles Williams; 
Elders Ruth Kizziah, Harry Clark and Veda McLendon. 

The meeting was convened by Warren Brannon and opened with prayer by Norman 
Whitney. Mr Brannon was elected Moderator and Charles Williams, Clerk. 

The Reverend Frank Allen met with the Commission and spoke briefly of events 
leading to this merger. He then reviewed the order of the worship. The 
Moderator indicated assignments of parts of Commission members. The Commission 
then joined a congregation of approximately 116 people in the sanctuary for the 
service . 

Harry Clark called us to worship and led the opening prayers. Norman Whitney 
read his Scripture Lesson from I John 4:7-21 and preached the sermon entitled, 
"The Power Which Shakes the Church". Warren Brannon presided in the service of 
merger which followed, pronounced the constitutional question which was answered 
in the affirmative by members of the two congregations present and declared the 
two now merged to form the Westminster Presbyterian Church according to the faith 
and order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Charles Williams led the prayer 
of dedication and then charged the newly formed congregation. Following the 
hymn, "Now Thank We All Our God", the Pastor, Frank Allen, installed Elders and 
Deacons elected by the new congregation — propounding the constitutional questions 
to them and to the congregation, offering the installation prayer, and declaring 
them duly elected and installed. 

Following the benediction, the Commission reconvened in the pastor's study, 
reviewed and approved these minutes, noted the benediction as its concluding 
prayer and then joined the new congregation in the fellowship hall for a 
reception celebrating the newly formed church. 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 
February 3, 1990 



1989 ENDED WITH A SURPLUS. . .Actual receipts exceeded expenditures 
by $2,235. That is not much of a surplus, but is far better than 
the deficit which haunted us through the year. 

BUDGET HEARINGS ... The Council and the Budget and Finance 
Committee met with representatives from committees and divisions 
for Budget Hearings in November and December. As a result of 
these meetings, the 1990 Budget has been prepared and is 
presented for your approval . 

1990 BUDGET... The Budget for 1990 totals $2,135,500 compared to 
the 1989 Budget of $1,995,359. This is an increase of $140,141 
or 7%. A copy of the Proposed Budget is attached. 

ACTIONS TO BALANCE THE BUDGET This balanced Budget came as a 

result of the following adjustments: 

1. The original askings from the divisions were 
reduced by $129,000. 

2. Late receivables from 1989 will be applied to 
the 1990 receipts. 

3. The $41,000 interest earned on investments in 
1989 will be applied to the 1990 receipts. 

4 . The per cent of total receipts applied to Salem 
Presbytery Causes will be increased from 50% to 
51% and the percentage to Synod will be reduced 
from 19.4% to 19% and the General Assembly re- 
duced from 30.6% to 30%. 

Don Lannon, Moderator 



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SALEM PRESBYTERY 
1990 Proposed Budget 



2/3/90 



INCOME: 



1989 Bud uet 



1990 Requests 



1990 Proposed 



Benevolence Giving 
Presbyterian Hunger Program 
Program Receipts 
Hsinchu 

Prior Year Benevolence Receipts 
Interest Income 1989 
TOTAL REVENUE 



$1,970,359.00 
$25, 000. 00 

$1,995,359.00 



$2,068,877.00 
$7,000.00 
$4,500.00 
$3,000. 00 



$2,083,377.00 



$2,050,000.00 
$7, 000. 00 
$4, 500,. 00 
$3, 000. 00 
$30,000. 00 
$41, 000. 00 
$2, 135,500.00 



EXPENSE! 



ADMINISTRATION COSTS 



Executive Presby ter/S. C. 
Salary/Housing 
Pension 

Social Security 
Dental Ins. 
Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 

Assoc. Finance & Bus. Af f airs/Treas. 
Salary 
Pension 

Social Security 
Dental Ins. 
Con t i nu i n g Education 
Travel 
Total 

Assoc. Presby . /Congre. Life 
Salary/Housing 
Pension 

Social Security 
Dental Ins. 
Cont i nu i n g Education 
Travel 
Total 



$46,000.00 
$10,580.00 
$2,994.60 
$394.72 
$1,200.00 
$5, 200. 00 
$66, 369. 32 



$37,000.00 
$8,510.00 
$2,778.70 
$197.36 
$1,000.00 
$4,500.00 

$53,966.06 



$37, 000. 00 
$8,510.00 
$2,671.81 
$695. 56 
$1,000. 00 
$4,500.00 

$54, 577. 37 



$48, 300. 00 
$12,075.00 
$3,694.95 
$394.72 
$1,200.00 
$5,200.00 
$70,664.67 



$38, 156. 00 
$9,539.00 
$2,918.93 
$197. 36 
$1,000.00 
$4,500.00 

$56,311.29 



$37,540. 00 
$9,385,00 
$2,871.81 
$695.56 
$1,000.00 
$4,500.00 

$55. 992. 37 



$48, 300.00 
$12, 075. 00 



$394. 72 
$1,200.00 
$5,200. 00 
$70. 864. 67 



$36, 156.00 
$9,539.00 
$2,9.18.93 
$197. 36 
$1,000.00 
$4,500. 00 

$56,311.29 



$37,540.00 
59,335.00 
$2,871.61 
$695.56 
$1, 000. 00 
$4, 500. 00 

$55,992.37 



Assoc. Presby. /Care & Leadersh, 
Salary/Housing 
Pension 

Social Security 
Dental Insurance 
Continuing Education 
Travel 
Total 



Dev. 



$37, 000. 00 
$8,510.00 
$2,408.70 
$197.36 
$1,000.00 
$4,500.00 

$53, 616. 06 



$37, 843. 00 
$9,462.00 
$2,895.37 
$197.36 
$1,000. 00 
$4,500.00 

$55, 902. 73 



$37,643.00 
$9, 462. 00 
$2,895.37 
$137. 36 
$1, 000. 00 
$4, 500. 00 

$55,902.73 



Interim Hunger fiction Enabler 
Salary/Housing 
Pension 

Social Security 
Dental 

C o r 1 1 i n u i n y Education 



$18, 500. 00 
$4, 625. 00 
$1,415.25 
$99.00 
$500. 00 



$7, 324. 00 
$1,331,00 
$560.29 
$128.00 
$266. 00 



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2 



Travel 
Total 

Sub Total Program Staff 

Pritchett (Orange Presbytery 

Retirement Subsidy) 
Bookkeeper 

Salary 

Pension 

Social Security 
Total 

Administrative Assistant 
Salary 
Pension 

Social Security 
Total 

A d m i n i s t r a t i v e S e c r e t a r y 
Sal ary 
Pension 

Social Security 
Total 

Secretary 
Salary 
Pension 

Social Security 
Total 

Receptionist 
Sal ary 
Pension 

Social Security 
Total 

Interim Staff 

Sal ary/HousinL| 
Pension 

Social Security 
T r a v e 1 
Total 

NON-EXEMPT STAFF TRAVEL 

Sub Total Non-exempt staff 

T T A I- S FAFF COUP E N S A T I D N 

OFFICE COSTS 

Rent/Uti 1 i ties 
Telephone 
Custod i a 1 

Service/ Maintenance 



$2,230.00 $1,200.00 

$27,389.25 $11,311.29 

$228,548.81 $266,460.31 $250,382.35 

$8,740.00 $8,740.00 $8,740.00 



$23,500.00 $23,500.00 $23,500.00 

$5,875.00 $5,875.00 $5,875.00 

$1,797.75 $1,797.75 $1,797.75 

$31,172.75 $31,172.75 $31,172.75 



$21,000.00 
$5,250.00 
$1, 606. 50 

$27,856.50 



$21,000.00 
$5 , 250 . 00 
$1 , 606. 50 

$27,856.50 



$16,500.00 
$4, 125.00 
$1,262.25 

$21,887.25 



$10,010.00 
$2,502.50 
$765.77 
$13,278.27 



$21,000.00 
$5,250.00 
$1,606.50 

$27,856.50 



$21,000.00 
$5,250.00 
$1,606.50 

$27,856.50 



$16,500.00 
$4, 125.00 
$1,262.25 

$21,887.25 



$16,000.00 
$4,000.00 
$1,224.00 

$21,224.00 



$21,000.00 

$5,250. 00 
$1,606.50 
$27,856. 50 



$21 , 000. 00 
$5, 250. 00 
$1, 606. 50 

$27,856. 50 



$16,500.00 
$4,125.00 
$1,262.25 

$21,887.25 



$16,000.00 
$4,000.00 
$1,224.00 

$21,224. 00 



$800. 00 
$131,591. 27 



$14,865.00 
$3,716. 25 
$1 , 137. 17 
$2, 000. 00 

$21,718.42 

$800.00 
$161,255.42 

$427, 715. 73 



$14,865.00 

$3,716.25 
$1, 137. 17 
$2,000.00 
$21, 718. 42 

$800. 00 

$152, 515. 42 

$411,637. 77 



$24, 000. 00 
$11,000.00 
$3, 200. 00 
$8,000.00 
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$24,000.00 
$11,000,00 
$3, 200. 00 
$8, 000. 00 



$24, 000. 00 
$11,000.00 
$3, 200. 00 
$8. 000. 00 



3 



Office Supplies 
Postage 

Equi pmen b Main benance 
Equipment Purchase 
Audit/Legal 
Insurance 
Miscel laneous 

Sub Total 

TOTAL ADMINISTRATIION COSTS 
GOVERNING BODY FUNCTIONS 



$21,000.00 
$12,000.00 
$1,000.00 
$4,000.00 
$6,500.00 
$7,000.00 
$1,258.00 



$338,838.00 



$21,000.00 
$12,000.00 
$3,000.00 
$5,000.00 
$6,500.00 
$7,000. 00 
$1,200.00 



$101, 900. 00 



$529,615.73 



$12,000.00 
$12, 000. 00 
$3,000,. 00 
$5,000. 00 
$6,500.00 
$8,500.00 
$1,200. 00 

$94, 400. 00 

$506, 037. 77 



Council Costs 
Black Caucus 
Evaluation & Goals 
Nominating Commi btee 
Permanent Judicial Commission 
Representation Commi btee 
Stated Clerk/Presbytery 
Miscel laneous 

TOTAL GOVERNING BODY FUNCTIONS 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION 



$66,313.50 
$4,000.00 

$700.00 
$3,800.00 
$1,850. 00 

$350.00 



$97,013.50 



$17,075.00 
$4, 000.00 
$1,250.00 
$1,950.00 
$2,000.00 
$350. 00 

$10,825.00 

$37,450.00 



$15, 575. 00 
$3, 250. 00 
$1,250.00 
$1,950.00 
$2,000. 00 
$350 . 00 
$7, 325. 00 
$2,461.23 

$34, 161.23 



Division Costs 
C o m m u n i c a b i o n Committee 
Bud get/Finance Committee 
Personnel Committee 

TOTAL ADNINISTRATIVE SER. DIV. 

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 



$505.00 
$9,815.00 
$700.00 
$700.00 

$11,720.00 



$675.00 
$11,530.00 
$1,650.00 
$1,700.00 



$15,555.00 



$275. 00 
$10,530.00 
$2, 150.00 
$1,700. 00 

$14, 655. 00 



Division Costs 

Church Development Commi b bee 
Evangelism Committee 
Small Church Commi bbee 

TOTAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIV, 

CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION 



$680. 00 
$25,700.00 
$13,230.00 
$162,774.00 

$202,384. 00 



$123, 100.00 
$13,013.00 
$167, 178. 00 

$303,291.00 



$103, 100. 00 
$12, 013. 00 
$137, 178. 00 

$252. 291. 00 



Division Costs 

Urban Ministry Grants 
Hunger Committee 
Peacemaking 

Social Justice Committee 
Criminal Jusbiee Commi bbee 
Women's Ministry Committee 
Rac i a 1 E bh n i c Com m i b bee 
Higher Education Committee 
International Missions Commi bte< 
Ecumenical Missions Committee 



$505.00 
$40, 905.00 
$6, 075. 00 
$6, 663. 00 
$700.00 
$14,730.00 
$2,655.00 
$3,005.00 
$23, 330. 00 
$10,260.00 
$1,000.00 



$505. 00 
$45, 000. 00 
$4, 500. 00 
$6, 863 . 00 
$5, 400. 00 
$2,240.00 
$3, 235. 00 
$2,050.00 
$23, 330. 00 
$9,260.00 
$1,500.00 



$400. 00 
$34, 500. 00 
$4, 400. 00 
$6, 363 . 00 
$4, 900. 00 
$3,240. 00 
$3, 235. 00 
$2,050.00 
$20, 330. 00 
$8, 265. 00 
$1, 150. 00 



50 



4 



TOTAL CHURCH/ WORLD DIVISION 



$112,088.00 



$103,928.00 



$86, 833. 00 



COMMITTEE OH MINISTRY 

Ex ami 'nations Committee $2,000.00 

Committee Expenses $15,450.00 

Preparation for Ministry Committee $38,000.00 

Professional Development Committee $4,700.00 

TOTAL COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY $60,150.00 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 



$1,050.00 
$22, 150.00 
$28,000.00 

$6,700. 00 



$57,900.00 



$1, 050. 00 
$22, 150.00 
$20,000.00 

$8,700. 00 

$49,900.00 



Division Costs 

Educational Ministry Committee 
Leadership Development Committee 
Stewardship Education Committee 
Worship and Music Committee 
Resource Centers Committee 
Youth Ministry Committee 
Children's Ministry Committee 
Singles Committee 
Ad u It Mi n istry Comm i ttee 
Presbyterian Men 

Spiritual Formation and Enrichment 

TOTAL CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIV. 
OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 



$5,005.00 
$2,530.00 
$7,450.00 
$700,00 
$700.00 
$7,955.00 
$8,955.00 
$700.00 
$700.00 
$10,005.00 
$4,875.00 
$700.00 

$50,275.00 



$6,835.00 
$5, 100.00 

$10,800.00 
$2,000.00 
$700.00 

$10,275.00 
$7,800.00 
$2, 800. 00 
$3,000.00 

$12,925.00 
$4,800.00 
$2,420.00 



$69, 455. 00 



$435. 00 
$4,850.00 
$10,800.00 
$2,000. 00 

$700. 00 
$6,775,00 
$6,550. 00 
$2,650.00 
$2,400.00 
$4,625.00 
$4,800.00 
$2,420, 00 

$49,005.00 



Outdoor Ministries Division 
Camp Grier 

Camps New Hope/Presbyterian Point 
TOTAL OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 



TOTAL PRESBYTERY OPERATIONS 

ASSESSMENTS 



$2, 150.00 
$30,940.00 
$104,681.00 

$137,771.00 



$1,010, 179.50 



$1, 140. 00 
$31,458.00 
$109,025.00 

$141,623.00 
$1,258,817.73 



$1, 140.00 
$31,458. 00 
$103,519.00 

$136, 117. 00 



$1, 131,000.00 



General Assembly 

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCE 
General Assembly 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 



$134, 342. 31 
$79,258.00 

$468,587.54 

$302,991,65 



$140, 384. 75 
$92,930.75 

$492,692.00 
$308,431.00 



$140, 384. 75 



$92 , 930. 75 

$474,615.25 

$296,569, 25 



TOTAL EXPENSES 



$1,995,359.00 



$2, 293, 256. 23 



$2, 135, 500. 00 



Excess Income/Expend iture 



$0.00 



51 



($209,879,23) 



($0.00) 



INDEX 



Amendments to the Book of Order 18 

Candidates for the Gospel Ministry 
Examination and Reception of: 

Robert S. Jeffords 25 

John G. Ragland 24 

Churches 

Minutes of Commission to Merge 

Westminster Presbyterian Church (Burlington) 46 

Notices of Incorporation In Accordance With G-7.0400 

Centre Presbyterian Church 34 

Property Exemptions Claimed Under G-8.0701 

Covenant Presbyterian Church 34 

Siler City Presbyterian Church 34 

Committees, Standing 

Bills and Overtures 5, 16 

Resolutions 5, 38 

Committees, Reports of: 

Budget and Finance Committee 16 

Church Development Committee 22 

Committee on Ministry 29 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 25 

Council 5 

Evangelism Committee 20 

Examinations Committee 24 

Goals and Evaluation Committee 13 

Hunger Committee 20 

International Missions Committee 19 

Nominations Committee 9 

Outdoor Ministries 19 

Permanent Judicial Commission 18 

Personnel Committee 15 

Small Church Support Committee 22 

Enrollment 1 

Minimum Salary Guidelines 31 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Appointment of: 

Robert S. Jeffords 26 

John G. Ragland 25 

William C. Weckerly 27 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Minutes of: 

J. William Black 42 

Robert Alvin Bryant 42 

Reagan P. Gibbs 42 

Fred R. Horner 43 

Elizabeth Lyle Lamb 43 

Lisa Marie Mullen 44 

Dennis J. Sebesan 44 

Stevan Alan Snipes 44 

Sharon Gettys Stanley 45 

Dismissals of: 

John R. Hilley 29 

Donald Mimbs 29 



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David W. Nash 29 

Robert Osborne 29 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships: 

Tempe Fussell 29 

Calvin Gentry 29 

William R. Knox .....30 

Reception of: 

Frances Phillips-Olson 26 

William C. Weckerly 27 

Retirement of: 

William R. Knox 30 

Overtures to the General Assembly 

Concerning Sustainable Lifestyles 16 

Declaration of Faith 17 

Stated Clerk's Report 33 



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Minutes of 




SALEM 
PRESBYUERY 



SIXTH STATED MEETING 
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 24, 1990 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



SIXTH STATED MEETING 
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

April 24, 1990 



OFFICERS 



S. Edwin Lewis 
Joe Spears 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY'S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life 
Interim Associate for Witness and Missions 
Interim Hunger Action Enabler 
Interim Associate for Camp Ministries 
Interim Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 

Receptionist /Secretary 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville— Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (919) 766-3393 



Moderator 

Moderator- in-Nominat ion 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 

A. Carter Shelley 
Hewon Han 
Kay-Robert Volkwijn 
Catherine J. Reed 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Paul Ransford 
Mickey Wiggins 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Jim Clinard 



SIXTH STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 



WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
April 24, 1990 



The Sixth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was called to order by Moderator 
S. Edwin Lewis at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 1990, in the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, North Carolina. The opening prayer was led 
by Ed Lewis. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of 
the Presbytery. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., G. Woody Alexander, Jr., Frank Allen, Michael Askew, Jesse W. 
Bledsoe, Linda L. Blessing, Edwin Brammer, Warren C. Brannon, Robert A. Bryant, 
Robert E. Button, William D. Carmines, George Carpenter, Charles Carter, William 
H. Chappell, S. Jay Click, Thomas H. Clymer, Frederick A. H. Coates, J. Alexander 
Coblentz, Clyde T. Cook, David T. Daniel, Max E. Deal, Robert F. Dean, Frank M. 
Dew, James A. Dickens, Barbara Dua, Daniel L. Durway, Christopher East, John 
Eliason, James W. Eller, Robert C. Evans, III, Carlton A. G. Eversley, Dusty K. 
Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, Milton M. Foust, James T. Frazier, E. B. Freeman, 
Robert O. Freeman, Harold E. Fuller, Jr. 

G-M 

Joseph M. Garrison, Phillip R. Gehman, Calvin P. Gentry, Reagan P. Gibbs, James 
H. Grant, Jr., Lucius Gray, Hewon Han, John M. Handley, William C. Hayes, James 
Henderson, David L. Henry, Robert W. Herron, Cynthia R. Higgins, Z. N. Holler, 
Joanne Hull, Stephen A. Hundley, Guy W. Hunt, Jr., George Hunter, Ann B. Jahnes, 
Robert S. Jeffords, Phyllis Kort, William R. Knox, Elizabeth Lamb, Donald E. 
Lannon, Robert Lee, S. Edwin Lewis, Jonathan W. Lovelady, Robert M. Matthews, 
Stephen P. McCutchan, Charles McKee, Judson J. Milam, John L. Milholland, E. 
Thomas Miller, James F. Miller, Allen E. Morrison, William H. Morrison, Lisa 
Mullen. 

N-Z 

David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Karen Pearson, Jamie Bibee Pharr, 
Joseph L. Pickard, George A. Ploger, Phillip J. Pogue, W. Clark Porter, III, 
Catherine J. Reed, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Leland A. Richardson, James 
Rissmiller, Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Paul S. Ryoo, Dennis Sebesan, Grant M. 
Sharp, A. Carter Shelley, Jerold D. Shetler, Stephen A. Shive, Jeffrey Dee Smith, 
Stevan A. Snipes, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, Rollin M. 
Steele, Patricia F. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, John Truitt, Jr., William D. 
Varker, Stanley M. Voth, Harold Waldruff, Rockwell P. Ward, William C. Weckerly, 
Norman M. Whitney, Sr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., James Wilson, Paul D. Woodall, 
Jr., R. Scott Woodmansee, Robert L. Yoder. 



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The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James Allen, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., John W. Bell, J. William Black, L. Adlai 
Boyd, John Cecil Brearley, Tyrone Burkette, Carole R. Chase, Mary Boyd Click, 
Tempe Fussell, J. Stimson Hawkins, J. Samuel Hobson, Jr., Fred Horner, Linn Rus 
Howard, William Stacy Johnson, Henry J. Keating, Walter W. King, David T. Lee- 
Andrews, Paul Lindsey, David A. Long, III, J. Roger Marrow, Steve A. Martin, 
Donald Mimbs, Reid Montgomery, J. Herbert Nelson, William T. Perkins, Steve Macon 
Pharr, A. B. Plexico, John G. Ragland, Paul N. Ridolf i, Danny M. Sharpe, Benjamin 
F. Williams, William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

James H. Banbury, Jonathan Barker, Ernest Bradford, Malcolm M. Bullock, Robert 
R. Childs, Jr., M. Gray Clark, Kermit W. Dancy, Frank A. Davison, M. Susan 
Dobyns, Carl W. Dumford, T. McLean Faw, Jr., Larry W. Freeman, Carter Gillespie, 
Scott C. Girard, William S. Johnston, Benjamin Kirkland, Robert M. Lewis, Laura 
C. Long, Z. Bradford Long, Ivan W. Lowery, James M. Mauldin, Kathleen Murdock, 
George Neal, Richard Osmer, Franklin L. Partridge, III, Frances Phillips-Olson, 
Gerald N. Reiff, James W. Smith, Jr., Jerry M. Smith, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. 
Thomason, Charles Williams, J. Gordon Williams, Michael E. Woodard. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron Kay George, Lewis C. Kimmel, Jr., Connell Osborne. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Tom B. Anderson, Lawrence W. Avent, Charles L. Brown, 
William Brown, David H. Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, L. B. Colquitt, 
Jr., Watt M. Cooper, Herbert H. Culler, William M. Currie, F. Marion Dick, C. 
Wayne Dixon, Roscoe B. Fisher, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William 
H. Foster, Jr., Samuel R. Fudge, Dewitt F. Helm, Everett A. Hewlett, Rufus F. 
Jamerson, John S. Johnson, Hardin A. King, Julian Lake, William F. Long, John 
W. Luke, Wilkes Macaulay, John R. McAlpine, III, James M. McDaniel, Lacy V. 
McPherson, Allen C. McSween, Joseph Mullin, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, 
Jr., O. W. Perrell, James L. Price, Jr., Charles Reckard, John A. Redhead, Jr., 
Lester E. Sheppard, William W. Sloan, William R. Smith, III, Thompson B. 
Southall, Harry S. Thomas, Robert L. Turner, Roy E. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John 
C. Whitley, Frank Wilkinson, John A. Womeldorf, Troy A. Young, Jr. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 



Alamance Claude T. Church, Floyd Fogleman, Enos Smith, Allen Temple James Miles, 
Virginia A. Mott, Asbury Tom Sheppard, Asheboro, First James H. Allen, Earle 
Chapman, Bethany (Graham) Bennie C. Thompson, Bethany (Statesville) James P. 
Ingram., Bethel J. C. Tuttle, Bethesda (Ruff in) Mitch Foster, Bethesda 
(Statesville) William Harold Massey, Beulah Elizabeh R. Scott, Josh Watkins, 
Bixby Bill Cornatzer, Buffalo Larry Kuepferle, Burlington, First Bill Cothran, 
Rebecca McK. Whitener, Calvary Mr. Fred Tatum, Church of the Cross James Kellam, 
Clemmons Don J. Kaserman, Clio J. H. Summers, Collinstown Alice Goins, Community 
in Christ, Presbyterian Marsha Hooks, Concord Harvey Stevenson, Jr., Cooleemee 
Grier C. Waller, Covenant Mrs. Sandra Russell, Crestwood Mrs. Louise Brimley, 
Cross Roads Bob Thomas, Dellabrook Inis Johnson, Eden, First Coy Stack, Edward 
Webb Memorial Gladys W. Bailey, LaDonna McCarther, Elkin James Carson, Fairmont 
Colleen Story, Faith , Bob Zeliff, Fieldstone Celeste B. Wilkinson, Fifth Creek 
Edie Purdy-Horn, Flat Rock Gail Cox, Forest Park Robert C. Crawford, Sr., Forest 
Hills Stan Bittner, Francisco Betty Wright, Franklin Claudia Gardner. 




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G-M 



Glendale Springs Doris Brooks, Grace William Shouse, Alonzo Stephens, Graham 
Betty Webb, Virginia Caruthers, Greensboro, First Richmond Bernhardt, Philip R. 
Gelzer, Richard Wharton, Greenwood Harvey Carroll, Griers Minnie Margaret Butler, 
Guilford Park Ezra W. Brooks, Louise O'Shea, Gulf Roger Oldham, Hawf ields Carl 
McAdams, David Smith, High Point, First Bill Boyles, Aaron N. Clinard, Sam 
McKinney, Highland Esther Preston, Gary Simes, Jamestown John Hamil, 
Kernersville, First Martha Faye Collins, Korean First Jung M. Kim, Lansing Lorene 
Powers, Lexington, First Bill Scarlett, Dr. Jim Welborn, Lexington, Second 
Kenneth Phillips, Lloyd , Edwin L. Patterson, Ruth M. Patterson, Logan Blanche 
L. Feimster, Clayton Tatum, Madison Marsha Mutch, Mocksville, First Hank Van Hoy, 
Mooresville, First Paul W. Beaver, Mt. Vernon Springs Lillie B. Cameron. 

N-Z 

New Creation Margaret Young, New Salem Jeanne Cockrell, North Wilkesboro Mary 
L. Clements, Perry Snipes, Old Providence Randy Wooten, Old Town Robert D. Wham, 
Parkway Coretta Blanchette, Doris C. Lewis, Piedmont Bob Adams, Pittsboro Charles 
Cameron, Jay Olson, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant James B. Sullivan, 
Prospect Helen C. Lyerly, Randolph Doris Clark, Reid Memorial Mae Helen Byers, 
Salisbury, First Barbara Jackson, Dean Wilson, Salisbury, Second Danny Burleson, 
Sedgef ield Craig Mcintosh, Shallowf ord Gary R. Pope, Shady Side Betsy Calhoun, 
Charles England, Shiloh (Burlington) Jean R. Rogers, Smyrna Raymond Jones, Sparta 
Clayton D. Swain, Speedwell Lynda Purcell, Spencer Louise Eddinger, St . Andrews 
Forrest Galyean, St. James Joseph W. Meddling, James E. Walker, St. Paul (High 
Point ) Cora Massey, St. Paul (Greensboro) Louise T. Roberts, Starmount Michael 
T. Maynard, Bob Millen, Janet Tyer, Statesville, First Isaac T. Avery, Jr., 
Esther Cole, Tabor Victor C. Troutman, Third Creek Richard S. Current, 
Thomasville, First Katherine Spencer, Thyatira Ben Harrison, Trinity (Burlington) 
Robert Von Bergen, Trinity (Salisbury) Franklin Lyerly, Gladys Winston, Trinity 
(Winston-Salem) Gilbert McLeod, Vandal ia Edith N. Crews, Wentworth W. D. Sherron, 
Westminster (Burlington) Wade Redding, Westminster (Greensboro) Allan Cannon, 
Bill Cleveland, Winston-Salem, First Bill East, Robert S. Hartsell, James S. 
Price, Harold E. Wingert, Yadkinville Bud Alexander, Yanceyville Edith W. Wilson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representation at this meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Baird's Creek, Brentwood, Hills, John Calvin, Mount Airy, First, Pine Ridge, 
Reidsville, First, Shiloh (Statesville), Springwood, Unity. 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Back Creek, Boone, First, Boonville, First, Cameron, Centre, Cleveland, Danbury 
Community, Dogwood Acres, Ebenezer, El Bethel, Elmwood, Fellowship, Freedom, 
Glenwood, Harmony, Hope View, Immanuel, Joyce, Laurel Fork, Little Joe's, Love 
Valley, Mebane, Memorial, Milton, Mocksville, Second, Mount Jefferson, Mount 
Tabor, Mount Vernon, Oakland, Oakview, Peak Creek, Pilot Mountain, First, Pine 
Hall, Pleasant Grove, Red House, Riverview, Rumple Memorial, Sandy Ridge, Siler 
City, Southminster , Stoneville, Stony Creek, Taylorsville, Wispering Pines, 
Yadkin United. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Sammie Braxton, Evelyn Edwards, Claire Holt, Ella Mae Phelps, Delores Spielman, 
Ida McCaskill, Leslie McLeod, Dottie Metropol, Parks Williams. 



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The following Visitors were registered: 



Annie M. Bates, Betty Blythe, Paul Boone, Norman Bowman, Ada Settle Brown, Karen 
Bryon, Marian Cameron, Susan M. Carmines, Katherine B. Carr, Frank Carter, Fred 
Carter, Howard Chadwick, Charles Connor, Greta Connor, Ginny Couch, Anna M. 
Diemer, Trevor Downie, Octavia B. Edwards, Rachel Ellis, Martha Anne Fairchild, 
C. Weldon Fields, W. Earle Frazier, Robert Gilchrist, Ezra C. Gilliam, 
Lilliesteen M. Harris, Robert Howard, Helen Hunter, Daisy Reaton, Dale C. 
Kistler, Gayle A. Knox, Ruth B. Lenger, Harriet P. Lipe, Phil Loftin, Paul Meech, 
Jane Miller, Mike Muse, Russell Palmer, Robert B. Parker, Jewelene Parker, Bonnie 
Pettijohn, Esther Ploger, Fred Poetzinger, Kenneth E. Pollock, Lucy M. Rankin, 
Evelyn Rearwin, Otis B. Scott, Lucylle Shelton, Tom Spangler, Mary Lou Stevenson, 
Valerie C. Thomas, Linda Thurston, Steve Thurston, Byron Wolfe, Winifred Yoder, 
Auredia Young. 



The following Salem Presbytery Staff were present: 

Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Paul Ransford, Kay-Robert Volkwijn. 

DOCKET 

The docket was approved as presented by the Moderator of Council. 



WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by Bill Varker, pastor of the host church, and 
also by Paul Ryoo, pastor of the Korean First Church which uses the Westminster 
facilities. Information regarding the facilities was presented. 



INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending for the first time were introduced and welcomed. Also 
introduced was the Rev. Norman Bowman, visiting minister from the Church of 
Scotland. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
Presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, 
Appendix A, pp. 86-87.) 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to 
record. (Appendix B, pp. 88-89.) 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 
The Moderator named the following Standing Committees: 



Resolutions: Jewelene Parker, Chairman 
Paul Woodall 

Bills & Overtures: John Truitt 

Dick Troutman 
Joe Meddling 



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OMNIBUS MOTION 



Rollin M. "Chip" Steele, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. 
Following opportunity for members of the Presbytery to remove items from the 
Omnibus Motion, the Presbytery approved all the remaining recommendations in a 
single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in the reports of the 
persons or committees making them and are designated by an OM in the left margin. 



REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Rollin "Chip" Steele, Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last meeting of Salem Presbytery. 
Attendance has been excellent and the Council has worked hard. Special emphasis 
has been placed on the length of the docket for presbytery meetings in an attempt 
to smooth and shorten that event. Presbytery's Committees are cooperating fully 
in our efforts. 

We encourage every Commissioner at the April 24 meeting to be in the sanctuary 
of Westminster Church promptly at 9 a.m. We have scheduled an Order of the Day 
adjournment at 3:30 p.m. (which can only be extended by vote of the 
commissioners). There is much important business. Please come prepared by 
reading carefully the packet materials. 

The "Omnibus Motion" adopted in February will be used in this meeting to speed 
the approval of routine, non-controversial matters. Be sure to read the OM 
process sheet included as a part of John Handley's introductory letter at the 
front of this packet. It includes this meeting's OM items. 

Book Exchange at Presbytery Meetings . Council approved the encouragement of 
commissioners and other participants to donate used religious books to a Book 
Exchange at Presbytery Meetings. If you have a religious book you would offer, 
bring it to the designated table in the break area. If you choose to take a book 
you find there, you are requested to make a donation to the 2-cents per meal 
fund. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the Small Church Committee's request to serve Holy 
Communion during their May 7-8 Workshop. 



In order to allow time for the Personnel Committee to complete its search for 
a permanent Hunger Action Enabler (part-time): 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the part-time employment of Interim Hunger Action 
Enabler, the Rev. Katy Reed, to be extended through July 31, 1990. 



In an attempt to strengthen and describe the work of the Divisions in Salem's 
structure: 



ACTION: 

Presbytery received the Proposed Division Responsibilities paper and 
referred it to the Divisions as a working paper during the remainder of 
1990. 



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PROPOSED DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES 

Division Moderator attends Council regularly as a voting member 

Upon request, one of the Committee Moderators may substitute at 
Council meeting in the Division Moderator's absence, but without 
vote. 

Division Moderator maintains contact with committees 
Sit down with each moderator quarterly (phone ok) 
Meeting Schedule - meet with each committee at least yearly 
Read Minutes and reports 

Quarterly Division Meeting is held to: 

Keep Committee Moderators aware of necessary relation between their 
committee's work (especially program and event recommendations) and 
the Mission Statement and any goals assigned by Presbytery 
Review progress/problems of committees 
Consider budget revision/requests of committees 

Request Nominations Committee to fill vacancies - any suggestions? 
Review/revise reports for Council - recommended by vote 
Consider docket requests - seek clarity of minimum time needed 
Approve announcements for TELLIT time (be creative) 
Recommend event dates/plans to Council 
Review future plans 

Plan needs for use of communications system 
Salem Sampler 
Synod News 
Newspaper or TV 
Presbytery Packet 

Presbytery Meetings displays & TELLITS 
Program Fair - yearly at Summer Meeting 

Provide for evaluation of effectiveness of Division events/programs 

Provide orientation to Division for new committee moderators and 
encourage committee moderators to provide orientation to their new 
members 

Budget Process 

Gathering Budget Requests from Division Committees 
Careful Review/Revision/Recommendation of Budget Requests 
Program Hearing 
Budget Hearing 
Budget Revisions 



Speeding Presbytery Business . In order to speed the flow of business at 
presbytery meetings, Council discussed the handling of matters in which three 
criteria have been met. When reports of committees with their recommendations 
have been: 

1) Approved by their divisions, 

2) Unanimously approved by council, 

3) Submitted in time to be included in the mailed packet, 

they should qualify for special handling. Therefore, when presented on the 
floor, the Committee has three minutes to clarify and point up the issues 
involved. Unless there is an objection, they will then be put to a vote without 
discussion. 

If there is objection, even if in the form of a question for further 
clarification, there will be time for discussion provided (in other words normal 
process will be followed) . 



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This presents a modified "Omnibus Motion" which allows for a brief presentation, 
then vote on that specific matter (in contrast to no explanation and a vote on 
a number of matters at once which characterizes the "Omnibus Motion" ) . 



ACTION: 

The reports of committees (including recommendations) approved by their 
divisions, unanimously recommended by Council, and included in the 
Presbytery Packet will be presented by their division with no more than 
three (3) minutes of explanation (at the discretion of the committee 
Moderator) and approved without discussion unless there is objection. 



Bicentennial Fund Participation . Council discussed at length the participation 
of Salem in the 1991- '93 cycles of the denomination-wide Bicentennial Fund 
Campaign. Such participation was endorr.ed by the Budget and Finance Committee. 
The enclosed information included at; Appendix A, B and C were read and 
discussed. 

The campaign has three levels of receipt of donations: General Assembly, Synod 
and Presbytery. Each level prepares a "prospectus" indicating specific 
programs/projects for which the money will be used. Categories for such items 
are discussed in Appendix A. They include: 

Developing and Revitalizing Congregations 
Evangelizing/Educating God's People For Service 
Sharing Compassion, Doing Justice 
Undergirding Global Mission 

Each level will develop specific programs and projects to pursue under each 
category. 

The overall goal for the whole campaign is $150,000,000, with a challenge goal 
of $175,000,000. Being a newly forming presbytery, Salem would be in the final 
cycles of the campaign. The fund has exceeded preliminary expectations in the 
cycles already completed (leading to the raising of the preliminary goals of 
$125,000,000 and $150,000,000 challenge). See Appendix B for figures used in 
determining Salem's goal. 

There are several models of types of campaigns: First, Congregation only; 
Second, Specific emphasis on development of Special gifts; and third, emphasis 
on the development of Major gifts. These are described in Appendix C. 



ACTIONS : 

1. Salem Presbytery approved participation in the General Assembly 
sponsored Bi-Centennial Fund. 

2. We will do so as an "M Presbytery", meaning that we would include 
specific emphasis on the development of major gifts in a two year 
campaign. 

3. The goal for Salem Presbytery will be $2,650,000.00. 



Old Town Church Enters Article 13 Process 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the Old Town Church (Winston-Salem) 
Session has advised Presbytery that they will begin the Articles of Agreement, 
Plan of Reunion process of discussing and later voting whether or not to leave 
the denomination for another reformed body of its choice. The first of the two 
official meetings in that process was announced for April 22, 1990. 



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The Council appointed a Special Committee (described in the Articles) so that 
Salem could be represented by well-prepared persons at that meeting which was 
called to be held before this next meeting of presbytery (April 24). Therefore, 
Council asks that presbytery officially elect the committee which has already 
begun to represent them. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery elected the Rev. Jud Milam (St. Andrews Church, Winston- 
Salem), Moderator, Mrs. Esther Preston (Highland Church, Winston- 
Salem), Clerk; the Rev. David Burr (retired); Mrs. Martha Young (First 
Church, Winston-Salem); and Mr. Steve Thurston (First Church, Salisbury) 
as its Special Committee to represent the presbytery in the Article 13 
process with the Old Town Church of Winston-Salem. 



Article 13 Guidelines 

Council discussed giving guidance to Special Committees and any churches 
entering the Article 13 process (see Appendix D for text of Article 13). The 
wording of the Article itself is general and non-specific and needs 
interpretation. The Council submits the following, which, for the most part, 
is identical to the Guidelines developed by the former Concord Presbytery. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the statement entitled Guidelines for Churches 
Considering Leaving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) under Article 13 . 

Policy Regarding Reunion 
Articles of Agreement #13 

The following were policies in effect in the Presbytery of Concord 
concerning churches considering employing the provision of reunion 
Articles of Agreement #13 : 

GUIDELINES FOR CHURCHES CONSIDERING LEAVING THE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) UNDER ARTICLE 13 

The Presbytery is concerned about its churches who consider leaving the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): 

- concerned that full and accurate information be provided to each 
such congregation in order that a careful, faithful decision can be 
reached. 

- concerned that the process of sharing information be open, not 
secretive, filled with the mutual respect that bears witness to the 
Gospel . 

- concerned that there be active, caring dialogue between Presbytery 
and a congregation considering requesting dismission from the very 
beginning of that congregation's discussion. 

- concerned that whether the congregation eventually stays within or 
leaves the denomination, that the Lord's Name will be praised by the 
discussions, the processes used and the eventual decision. 

Renouncing affiliation with the denomination on the part of a church has 
profound repercussions on both the particular church and the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What is undertaken and how it is 
undertaken must bear witness to the faith to which we have vowed to be 
faithful. The following procedure is to guide churches of our 



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Presbytery in interpretation of the steps by which Article 13 is to be 
carried out. More specifically this interprets the grounds for 
"contest" of the vote described in the Articles of Agreement 13. 3f. 

It is required that at least the following procedures be employed by a 
church considering dismissal under Article 13, "Procedures for 
Dismissal of a Congregation with its Property" : 

A. The Congregation's Responsibilities 

1. The session shall inform the Presbytery of its desire to enter 
into dialogue concerning dismissal. This must be done prior to 
consideration of the formal congregational meetings described 
in Article 13. 

2. The current Moderator of the Presbytery upon hearing of such 
unrest shall immediately appoint a "Special Committee" to begin 
meeting with the Session and/or congregation. Such meeting(s) 
may be called at the initiative of the Session or the Special 
Committee. The Session shall provide an accurate roll of the 
membership of that congregation, together with the current 
mailing list. The Special Committee shall have the right to 
review the records of the Session and the congregation. 

3. All meetings to discuss the question of withdrawal shall be open 
meetings to which the Special Committee shall be invited and 
given opportunity to hear and respond to concerns voiced either 
by congregation members or outside advisers. 

4. The Special Committee shall take special care that its contacts 
with the Session and congregation not be in an adversarial 
posture. The purpose of such openness is to help the 
congregation make decisions that will be based on accurate 
information. 



5. The Special Committee has no right to block or disrupt any 
regularly called meetings for such discussion. Their primary 
purposes shall include: 

a. Clarify misinformation or share additional facts regarding 
denominational concerns of the congregation. 

b. Witness to the strengths and weaknesses of the denomination 
with honesty and clarity. The sharing of information should 
be the desired focus. 

c. Assure that the process used in the congregation's 
discussions and decision-making safeguards the rights of all 
its members to hear and be heard without unfair pressure. 
This includes the right to monitor carefully the final 
secret balloting process. 

d. Engender Christian dialogue in the hope that, either going 
or staying, the congregation will be aided and strengthened 
in their witness to the Gospel by this process. 

e. Keep the Moderator of the Presbytery, the Council, and the 
Committee on Ministry informed of the situation as it 
develops. With the prior knowledge of the Session it may 
invite other resource persons to join the dialogue if needed 
to clarify specific issues or to bring specific knowledge 
to the congregation, (this may include Presbytery or 
denominational leaders). 

The rending of historic ties between congregations and denominations has 
profound repercussions on both. If dismissal is eventually the 



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congregation's decision, then the parting, though one filled with 
sadness and pain, should be one of two mature, faithful parts of 
Christ ' s body seeking ways to better serve our common commitment to our 
Lord Jesus Christ. 

B. The Minister's Responsibilities 

The minister is not a member of the congregation, but a member of 
Presbytery and has vowed (G-14. 0406(e) ) "to be governed by our 
church's polity, to abide by its discipline, to be a friend among 
its colleagues in ministry and to work with them, subject to the 
ordering of God's Word and Spirit". The Presbytery does not have 
any desire to keep anyone from following his or her own conscience. 
It is a time honored tradition that one cannot bind the conscience 
of a minister. However, when a minister finds himself /herself or 
the congregation out of accord with the Constitution of the 
PC(U.S.A. ), it is incumbent on the minister to consult with 
Presbytery through the Committee on Ministry. It is the Committee's 
responsibility to insure that congregations considering leaving this 
denomination do so with adequate information to make carefully 
considered and faithful decisions. The Committee will consult with 
Ministers and Sessions in such situations to assure that a fair and 
open process is adopted. We expect a minister in such a situation 
to cooperate with and support Presbytery's efforts in the interest 
of the congregation's ability to make a decision based on clear and 
balanced information. 

We do not seek uniformity on every item of doctrine or polity, but 
we do claim a minister's fidelity to vows taken at ordination. We 
need one another. Those with whom we disagree may help to keep us 
honest. But this is only so when we deal with our differences 
openly and honestly. We call on all our ministers to support the 
ministry and witness of the PC(U.S.A.) and to deal openly with any 
differences they might have through appropriate channels within the 
church . 



ACTION: 

The above cited Guidelines For Churches Considering Leaving the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) under article 13 was adopted as the 
Guidelines of Salem Presbytery. 



For Information 

The text of the Article is as follows: 

ARTICLE 13. PROCEDURES FOR DISMISSAL OF A CONGREGATION WITH ITS PROPERTY 

13.1 The provisions of this article are intended to apply only to the reunion 
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States and The United 
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America to form the 
Presbytery Church (U.S.A.) and shall not alter, abridge or nullify in 
any way the principles as to the ownership of property in either 
antecedent Church or in the reunited Church as established by 
ecclesiastical and civil law. 

13.2 Following the consummation of union, no congregation shall be dismissed 
for a period of eighteen months except with the permission of the 
General Assembly. Members, officers, or ministers who do not desire to 
be a part of the union may, at any time, unite with other denominations 
and particular churches as set forth in G-10.0102r, G-10.0302b(l) , G- 
11.0103n. 



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13.3 After one year from the consummation of union, a congregation formerly 
a part of the Presbyterian Church in the United States may be dismissed 
when the following conditions have been met: 

a. That the Session of the church shall call a congregational meeting 

for the purpose of discussing the question, "Shall the (Name) 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A. ) request dismissal to another 

Reformed body of its choice?" Due notice of such meeting shall be 
given orally from the pulpit of the church at regular church 
services on two successive Sundays, the first of which shall be at 
least ten days prior to the meeting. The required quorum shall be 
as follows: 

If the number of members is one hundred or less, one fourth of 
the members; or 

If the number of members is more than one hundred, twenty-five 
members or one tenth of the members, whichever is greater. 

b. That the Presbytery of jurisdiction shall appoint a special 
committee to meet with the congregation at the congregational 
meeting. Presbytery's committee shall have the privilege of the 
floor with the right to speak. 

c. That no type of vote for any purpose shall be taken at the meeting. 

d. That the Session call a special congregational meeting, to be held 
no sooner than six months and no later than twelve months from the 
date of the congregational meeting held for consideration of 
dismissal. 

e. That due notice of such meeting shall be mailed to all members of 
the church at least thirty days prior to the meeting, and given 
orally from the pulpit of the church at regular church services on 
two successive Sundays, the first of which shall be at least ten 
days prior to the meeting. The Presbytery committee shall be 
present at the meeting and have the privilege of the floor with the 
right to speak. 

The form of the call of the meeting shall be as follows: 

A special meeting of the congregation of the (Name) 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is called for (a.m. or 

p.m.) on the day of , 19 , at 

, to consider and 

decide whether it shall or shall not request to be dismissed to 
another Reformed body. Provisions and authority for this special 
meeting are found in the Articles of Agreement, Article 13, entered 
into by the Presbyterian Church in the United States and The United 
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America as a part of the 
plan of reunion in which both Churches became on Church, the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

A quorum for this purpose shall be no less than one third of the 
active confirmed members in good and regular standing. It is 
urged that a decision on so important a matter be made by a 
group large enough to reflect the true mind of the whole 
congregation . 

After discussion, a secret ballot will be taken on the 

categorical question: Shall the 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) request dismissal to 
, another Reformed body? 

Request dismissal Do not request dismissal 



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If two thirds of those present and voting vote to request dismissal, 
this particular church will be dismissed under the special provisions 
of Article 13 of the Articles of Agreement, and will retain all of 
its property, subject to any existing liens and encumbrances, but 
will surrender its membership as a congregation in the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 

f . That within ten days any person of the unsuccessful side may contest 
the regularity of the call for, or the conduct of, or the vote taken 
in, the congregational meeting by a written notice to the Presbytery 
of jurisdiction. The Presbytery shall then review the questions at 
issue and, if the contest is sustained, it shall direct the calling 
of a new congregational meeting. 

g. That if the contest is filled by those persons voting for dismissal 
from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the contest is not 
sustained by the Presbytery, such church shall continue to be a 
member church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). If the contest 
is filled by those voting against dismissal, and is not sustained 
by Presbytery, such church shall be dismissed to another Reformed 
body and shall be permitted to retain all of its property subject 
to any liens and encumbrances. 

h. That the jurisdiction of the Presbytery shall be final in any contest 
brought under this Article. 

13.4. Any petition for dismissal with property filed later than eight years 
from the consummation of union shall be handled under the appropriate 
provisions for such a request in the Form of Government. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery approved Staff Resourcing Assignments as follows: 

Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk, John Handley; Council, Outdoor 
Ministries Division, Personnel Committee, Communications Committee, 
Criminal Justice Committee, International Missions Committee, Racial 
Ethnic Committee, Higher Education Committee, Nominations Committee, 
Permanent Judicial Commission, and Goals and Evaluation Committee. 

Associate Presbyter for Care and Development of Leadership, Carter 
Shelley; Committee on Ministry, Committee on Preparation for Ministry, 
Examinations Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Small 
Church Support Committee. 

Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life, Hewon Han; Congregational 
Life Division (11 Committees), Ecumenical Relations Committee, and 
Women ' s Ministry . 

Presbytery Associate for Business Affairs/Treasurer, Willie Garvin; 
Administrative Services Division with Budget and Finance Committee, 
Evangelism Committee and Church Development Committee, Social Justice 
Committee, and Committee on Representation 

Hunger Action Enabler, Katy Reed (presently serving as Interim H.A.E.); 
Church in the World Division with Hunger and Peacemaking Committees. 



Actions of Council to be admitted to record: 



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ACTION: 

The following actions of Council were admitted to record: 

1. Approval of the February 3, 1990, minutes of the Fifth Stated 
Meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

2. Acceptance of the invitation of the Forest Hills Church, High Point, 
to host the July 14, 1990, Salem Presbytery Meeting. 



Council endorsement of Committee recommendations: 
ENDORSED : 

Nominations Committee recommendation that Frank Allen and Jane Miller 
be elected as Principal Commissioners to the 1990 Meeting of the General 
Assembly at Salt Lake City. 



ENDORSED : 

Peacemaking Committee recommendations concerning their goals for 1990. 
This includes the recommendations dealing with encouraging Sessions to 
do peacemaking by developing (or continuing)_ efforts to do worship, 
training, or mission activities with neighboring Presbyterian Churches. 
Also included are the announcements of goals being developed and the 
recommendation regarding appointment of a volunteer Peacemaking Enabler. 



ENDORSED : 

Camp Grier Search Committee report with its recommendations concerning 
election of the Rev. Bart Shaw as the Director of Camp Grier and other 
matters related to that election. 



CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 
Linda Blessing, Moderator 

Delores Spielman, Moderator of the Adult Ministries Committee introduced Mrs. 
Jan L. McGilliard, a member of the staff of the Mid-Atlantic Association of 
Ministries with Older Adults for a presentation. 



EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

The Educational Ministry Committee made a presentation concerning Pathways to 
Leadership event in September, 1990. 



INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS COMMITTEE 
Alex Coblentz, Moderator 

The Presbytery heard reports from Harriet Lipe, Marsha Mutch, Robert Pittard, 
and John Handley regarding their visit in February to Korea and Taiwan. 



ACTIONS : 

Salem Presbytery approved joining with Hsinchu Presbytery to establish 
a new International Partnership. 

The International Missions Committee with consultation from the visiting 

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team were appointed to negotiate with Hsinchu Presbytery the specifics 
of the partnership and bring these back to future Presbytery meetings 
for approval. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery elected Harriet Lipe Global Mission Advocate for a period of 
at least one year. 



CHURCH IN THE WORLD DIVISION 
Barbara Dua, Moderator 

Barbara Dua announced the following Task Force to visit the Fifth Street 
Ministries in Statesville: 

Clyde Cook 
Frank Dew 
Daisy Keaton 
Tom Miller 
Jean Rodenbough 



PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE REPORT 
Frank Dew, Moderator 

The Peacemaking Committee has identified the following areas as priorities for 
our work in 1990: 

1. Peacemaking within Salem Presbytery . As we continue the process of getting 
to know each other, there are many ways in which we can work together. The 
more contacts we have with each other the better chance there is for a new 
"shalom" — a wholeness in peace which will make us stronger to do God's work 
together. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery requested that the commissioners of this meeting take to 
their sessions the recommendation that each session, during the coming 
year, become involved in at least one action with a nearby Presbyterian 
church such as the following: covered dish meals, joint session 
meetings, pulpit/choir exchanges, joint mission projects, hospital or 
child care or joint education projects like officer training or V.B.S. 
Sessions already involved in worship, training, or mission activities 
with neighboring Presbyterian churches are further asked to share those 
with the Peacemaking Committee for reporting to presbytery. 



2. Adoption of "A COMMITMENT TO PEACEMAKING " ♦ Only 42 of our 157 churches have 
adopted a Commitment Statement. We believe such a commitment is an 
important way to involve our churches in discovering ways we can become 
peacemakers. The yearly Peacemaking Offering provides that 25% of the total 
contributed by Salem churches remains within the presbytery for 
programs/projects undertaken here. A total of $1,000 is available to us 
from the 1989 offering. 



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ACTION: 

Presbytery approved up to the total 25% of the Peacemaking Offering 
available for Salem Presbytery to be used to defray expenses of a 

volunteer Peacemaking Enabler who will work with sessions to encourage 
making and implementing a Commitment to Peacemaking. 



If there is an interested volunteer in your congregation, encourage them to 
contact the Rev. Frank Dew (919/275-6403) or Clayton Tatum (704/872-6687). 

3. Peacemaking Offering . In 1989 only 21 of Salem's congregations received the 
special Peacemaking Offering. Many important programs and projects have 
been undertaken as a result of funds donated through this offering. As 
noted above, 25% of all money donated stays within the presbytery to educate 
and encourage congregations in grassroots commitment and sensitivity to the 
way of the Prince of Peace. 

Mrs. Lilliestein Harris (704/633-4985) is our committee's contact person to 
encourage congregational participation in the 1990 offering. 

4. Peacemaking 2000 - June 24-28 and October 21-24 . Virginia Alston is the 
contact person to help promote involvement in these two special conferences. 

5. "Care of Creation " was chosen as the theme for a conference to be held by 
our committee in the fall. Roy Valencourt and Chris East will coordinate 
this event. Watch and listen for more details as this develops. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery expressed pastoral concern corporately and individually to 
Mike Woodard and Kathleen Murdock as well as the members of the 
Permanent Judicial Commission and the Special Disciplinary Committee. 



SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 

Leslie McLeod introduced Guy Hunt who spoke to the Presbytery about the issue 
of the homeless and a new program that has been begun in his area. 



WORSHIP AND COMMUNION 

At 11:30 a.m. the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion led 
by Joanne Hull, George Hunter, John Truitt, and Loretta James. The preacher was 
ordination candidate, Robert M. Howard. 



LUNCH 

Following announcements and Prayers of Thanksgiving led by Curtis Patterson, the 
Presbytery was recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1:20 p.m. the Presbytery reassembled in the sanctuary, and Prayers of 
Intercession were led by Cindy Higgins. 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Edwin C Brammer, Jr., Moderator 



RECEPTION OF ROBERT MOBERG HOWARD 



ACTIONS: 

Presbytery proceeded with the examination of candidate Robert Moberg 
Howard. He has passed the General Assembly Standard exams, received a 
diploma from an accredited theological school, and has been examined by 
the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination and the sermon 
of Robert Moberg Howard. 

a. Robert Moberg Howard was received into Salem Presbytery so that has 
may accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church of Statesville 
as Associate Pastor. Robert is a graduate of Presbyterian College, 
Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. 
His membership is in the Darlington Presbyterian Church of 
Darlington, South Carolina. 

b. His credo which follows, was approved. 

I believe in God the Almighty Father, Who is the creator and 
sustainer of heaven and earth, Who in His own image made humanity, 
to whom He also gave dominion over all that He created. God 
revealed Himself to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants 
as the God who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent; a God of 
covenant, faithful to His promise. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Head of the Church, 
Who existed from the beginning with the Father and is the incarnate 
truth of God for all humanity. Who for us and our salvation came 
in the form of a man, was born of a virgin, proclaimed the Gospel, 
was spotless in the keeping of the whole law of God, was tried by 
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into 
hell, proclaimed release to the captives, and was raised again on 
the third day, according to the fulfillment of the Scriptures, and 
sits on the right hand of God with all power and dominion. 

I believe that there is only one name under heaven given among 
humanity whereby we must be saved. This salvation is a free gift 
of God given to anyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ and His 
substitutional death for the sin of humanity wrought upon a cross. 
It involves repentance from sin to a new life given through the 
power of the Holy Spirit. 

I believe in God, the Holy Spirit, the giver of life Who 
proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who is also called comforter 
and teacher, and Who leads those who believe in Jesus Christ into 
fellowship with God and other believers, and empowers them to 
obedient living in accordance with the good works God has 
foreordained in Christ Jesus. 

I believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, the gathering of those 
who believe in Jesus Christ for worship, fellowship, encouragement 
in the faith, and to be God's earthly witness of the grace God has 
extended to the world. 

I believe the Bible is the written, inspired Word of God given 
to the Church through prophets, teachers, and apostles for 
correction, reproof and teaching in all that it affirms and reveals 
about God, humanity, and creation. 

I believe that the Church has been given two sacraments, 
outward signs to the Church and to the world that those who partake 
of them have received the new covenant given through the shed blood 
of Jesus Christ. The first is the Lord's supper instituted by the 
Lord Jesus Christ the night before He was betrayed. The second 



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sacrament is baptism which signifies the new life offered through 
Christ's death and resurrection. 

c. Presbytery approved the establishment of an Associate Pastoral 
relationship between Mr. Howard and the First Presbyterian Church 
of Statesville effective May 15, 1990; approved the following terms 
of call from the First Presbyterian Church of Statesville; and the 
call was ordered placed in his hands. 



Salary 


$18,205 


Housing 




5,924 


Auto Allowance 




2,100 


Books 




250 


Continuing Ed. 




500 


Pens ion/ Insurance 




5,904 


Social Security 




1,541 


Vacation 


4 


weeks 


Study Leave 


2 


weeks 



d. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install and 
Ordain Mr. Howard as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Statesville, N.C., on June 24, 1990, at 11:00 a.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Steve Shive 



Preside & Propound 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach 



John Milling 

Harmony Presbytery 
Jim Snider Charge the Minister 

Coastal Carolina Presbytery 
Paul Gilbert Charge the Congregation 

Grant Sharp Lead in Worship 

Paul Meech 



Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 



e. Mr. Howard was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF R. PAGE S HELTON 



ACTION: 



Presbytery proceeded with the examination of R. Page Shelton in 
accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Rev. R. Page Shelton was received from Greater Atlanta 
Presbytery, pending receipt of his dismissal certificate, so that 
he may accept the call of the Third Creek Presbyterian Church of 
Cleveland, NC. Since Rev. Shelton has been approved by both the 
Examinations Committee and the Committee on Ministry, he was allowed 
to be on the field as of March 1, 1990. He has been the pastor of 
the Kelly Presbyterian Church of McDonough, Georgia, since 1985. 

b. Mr. Shelton' s credo which follows, was approved. 

I affirm by faith that God calls the world into being: 
Creating order out of chaos and New Life out of Old. God does not 
turn away from a sinful world, but seeks to be in relationship by 
grace and covenant. God is steadfast and faithful in the covenant 
and promises, and is loving, judging, forgiving, and making all 
things new. 

Jesus Christ came to reveal the true nature of God and the true 
nature of human beings. Jesus' Death and Resurrection reveals the 



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grace and love of God which draws all persons to God in a reconciled 
relationship. Jesus calls all persons to a new way of living as 
servants to others and witnesses to the presence of God's Kingdom. 

The Holy Spirit speaks the Word of God in the world: 
convicting and convincing all persons, calling them to new life in 
Christ and participation in the covenant community of faith — the 
Church. The Holy Spirit is God's gift to the church to guide it and 
the members in the ways of making visible the Word of God in the 
life and worship and work of the church and its members. The Holy 
Spirit guided the writing of witnesses to God's revelation and 
guided the church in selecting those writings which have become the 
authoritative written word — the Bible. 

Salvation comes from God alone: Humans can do nothing to make 
themselves acceptable to God. By grace through faith we say "yes" 
to God's "yes". 

The Church is the visible Kingdom of God, which is present and 
yet to come. The Church is the Body of Christ and responsible to 
its Head. The Church is united by the Holy Spirit as one Body, with 
many members. The Church is called to witness to the Good News 
proclaimed by Jesus Christ. The Church has many particular 
churches, but only one Lord, on Baptism, and one Spirit. 

Worship is the center of the life of faith, where we hear God's 
Word and respond in gratitude and obedience. From worship we go 
into the world as servants, as Jesus was a servant. 

The Sacraments make visible God's promises and our faith: In 
Baptism we are sealed with God's grace and enter into covenant to 
be God's people, and to have our journey of faith guided by the Holy 
Spirit and nurtured by the church. At the Table God invites us to 
a banquet, where the bread and cup are vivid reminders of our 
redemption and new life in the death and resurrection of Jesus 
Christ. We are united by God into a community of race and faith. 

After searching for a church home in the earlier years of my 
life, I found my faith, theological, and ecclesiological home in the 
Presbyterian Church. I am committed to the PC-USA, and with joy and 
gratitude re-affirm my ordination vows as a Minister of the Word and 
Sacrament . 

Presbytery approved the establishment of a Pastoral relationship 
between Mr. Shelton and the Third Creek Presbyterian Church of 
Cleveland, NC, effective March 1, 1990; approved the following terms 
of call; and the call was ordered placed in his hands. 



Salary 
Housing 

Auto/Travel Expense 
reimbursed @22.5 
cents per mile 
Book/Study Leave 
Medical Ins. /Annuity 
Moving Costs 
Social Security 
Family Dental Ins. 
Vacation 
Study Leave 



$22,000 
Use of Manse 
2,250 



750 
7,150 
3,500 
2,045 
696 
4 weeks 
2 weeks 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Mr. 
Shelton as Pastor of the Third Creek Presbyterian Church on June 3, 
1990, at 5:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



Carter Shelley 
Jamie Pharr 
Dorothy Fleming 
Bob Yoder 
Karen Pearson 



Preside & Propound 
Charge the Minister 
Charge the Congregation 
Lead in Worship 
Share Leading Worship 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 



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Joyce Brown Elder 

Polly Allison Elder 

Virginia Mott Elder 

Dr. Edwin Pickard Preach Minister 
New Hope Presbytery 

e. Mr. Shelton was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF J. LAWRENCE AYERS 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the committee and floor examination of J. Lawrence 
Ayers in accordance with Book of Order G-11.0402. 

a. The Rev. J. Lawrence Ayers was received from Coastal Carolina 
Presbytery as a retired minister. He is presently living in 
Spencer, North Carolina. 

b. Mr. Ayers credo which follows, was approved. 

Theology . I believe in one God who expresses Himself as 
Father, creator and sustainer of all that exists, supreme in wisdom, 
power and glory; as Son, Jesus Christ, who because of His infinite 
love for us sinners became man subject to human limitations, was 
crucified in sacrificial atonement for our sins, rose from the grave 
and ascended to Heaven where He receives glory and honor for the 
Father and all heavenly beings. While among us, He revealed the 
nature of God by all that He said and did. ("He who has seen me has 
seen the Father.") 

God also reveals Himself as the Holy Spirit, who opens our eyes 
and our minds to the Truth of Scripture, convicts us of our sinful 
nature, enables us by faith to receive God's loving forgiveness and 
eternal life. By the power of the Holy Spirit we are made new and 
strong so that we may lovingly obey and serve our Lord Jesus Christ. 
By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are enabled to "go, make 
disciples of all nations." 

The Sacraments . The two Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's 
Supper are not only symbolic actions in which believers express 
their faith; they are means by which God acts to confirm His 
Covenant with His people. 

Baptism, whether infant or adult, is the means by which God 
confirms that we belong to His family. In a very real sense it is 
the official ceremony of adoption, so that we are no longer 
strangers, but truly adopted sons and daughters of our Heavenly 
Father, with Jesus Christ as our Elder Brother — with whom we share 
an eternal inheritance. 

With this understanding of Baptism as a symbol of adoption, re- 
baptism upon profession of faith makes no more sense than to re- 
adopt a child when he matures. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is a reminder, each time we 
participate, of God's infinite love for us. Through hearing the 
Scripture and prayers, seeing, feeling, smelling and tasting the 
bread and wine, all our senses are involved. And it is always my 
prayer at this Sacrament that as this bread and wine become a part 
of my physical body, so may Christ become a part of me and I a part 
of Him. The significance of the Lord's Supper demonstrates the love 
and grace of God in a truly overwhelming way. He gave Himself as 
a sacrifice to atone for my sinsl 

Church Government . The Presbyterian system of church 
government combines the authority of the Episcopal system with the 
democracy of the congregational system so that it is a compromise 



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between the two. Therefore it has both the strengths and weaknesses 
of each. Having been a Presbyterian all my life, I may be 
prejudiced, but it certainly seems the best of the three. But as 
a human institution, it is imperfect. Therefore the necessity of 
amending the Constitution at every General Assembly. 

Our system, as a connectional system, is both supportive and 
demanding. No pastor or congregation need feel alone. When 
difficulties or problems arise, there is usually a caring committee 
or Presbytery or other source of help. It is demanding in that 
pastor and Session — and congregation — are ultimately responsible for 
the life and ministry of the local church. 

One of the great strengths of the Presbyterian system is the 
fact that both clergy and laity are equal. The only difference is 
that of function or calling. If, in Presbytery (or other governing 
bodies) clergy seems to dominate, it is partly due to the fact that 
ministers attend each Presbytery meeting, while elders attend only 
occasionally. But the fact that clergy and elders have equal voting 
rights is most important. 

c. Mr. Ayers was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. Holler, Moderator 

The Committee has met twice since the last meeting of Presbytery and is in the 
process of planning an Annual Consultation with all inquirers and candidates who 
can be present on the planned date, June 9, 1990. 



The Committee made the following recommendation to Presbytery: 



ACTION: 

Martha Anne Fairchild's status was changed to that of extra-ordinary 
candidate and she will be ordained by Salem Presbytery under the extra- 
ordinary clause ( Book of Order G-14. 0313a) and transferred to Northern 
New England Presbytery where she has already been examined and has a 
call awaiting her. 



The same paragraph cited above requires that, "A full account of the reasons for 
such an exception shall be included in the minutes of presbytery..." Martha 
Anne has shared the following information with the Committee: 

When Martha Anne was eleven she developed encephalitis. The result was 
some neurological damage to her brain which led to a condition known as 
"Attention Deficit Disorder". This disorder interferes with the brain's 
capacity to learn numbers and the alphabet. Because Martha Anne already 
knew how to read and write English and had elementary math skills she 
could function in her school work. However, learning an alphabet as 
different as Hebrew is from English was virtually impossible for her. 
She cannot distinguish one letter and its marks from another. 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION 
Rosa Yourse, Moderator 

Rosa Yourse introduced Jim Eller, Moderator of the Personnel Committee who made 
an announcement regarding the Hunger Action Enabler Position which is available 
in Salem Presbytery. 



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SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT FOR 
WILLIAM R. KNOX 



At 1:40 p.m. Presbytery joined in a Service of Honorable Retirement for the Rev. 
Mr. William R. Knox. Jim Frazier, Cora Massey, Rocky Ward, and Lorene Powers 
each spoke of Knox's contributions to the Church during his ministry. John 
Handley then presented Mr. Knox with a framed Certificate of Retirement on 
behalf of the Presbytery. 



Ed Lewis reported for the Camp Grier Director Search Committee. 

During the first half of 1989 the Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem and Western 
North Carolina each appointed two members to a six-member Search Committee to 
nominate a director for Camp Grier. Membership on the Search Committee was 
composed of the following: from Charlotte — Jim Lyerly and Graham Watt; from 
Salem — Joanne Hull and S. Edwin Lewis; from Western North Carolina — Charles 
Davenport and Nancy Thomason. Mrs. Thomason served as chair of the committee. 

The Search Committee held its first meeting on September 18, 1989, to organize 
itself and to decide on the process by which it would do its work. After 
deciding to conduct an open search for a director, the committee invited 
applications for the position in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) publications. 
Thirty-three applications were received, including that of the Rev. Albert Day 
Shaw, Jr., the present interim director. After reviewing all the applications 
for the position of Camp Grier Director, five were chosen for closer 
consideration. Of these five candidates, one accepted another position and 
withdrew his name. Of the remaining four, two, including Mr. Shaw, were 
interviewed . 

After consultation with the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee (JOMC) and with 
the interim Camp Grier Director, the Search Committee adopted a job description 
for the Camp Grier Director. The committee felt that the work of the director 
should be evaluated, not only by the JOMC, but also by a group independent of 
the JOMC which included the executives of each owning Presbytery. The Search 
Committee believes this can be accomplished through a Joint personnel Committee 
as described in the job description. 

At its last meeting on March 14, 1990, the Search Committee voted unanimously 
to recommend to Charlotte, Salem and Western North Carolina Presbyteries that 
the Rev. Albert Day Shaw, Jr. be extended a call to serve as Director of Camp 
Grier. Presently a member of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina, Mr. Shaw 
has served as Director or Interim Director of Camp Grier since 1982. The 
recommended terms of his call are identical to what the Joint Outdoor Ministries 
has budgeted for 1990 and to what Mr. Shaw is presently receiving. 

Since Camp Grier is a joint ministry of Charlotte, Salem and Western North 
Carolina Presbyteries and since Mr. Shaw, if called, will serve the three 
Presbyteries, the Search Committee unanimously recommends that each owning 
Presbytery approve identical enabling motions as printed below. 



OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION 
Fred Poetzinger, Moderator 



ACTIONS : 



1. 



The job description of the Camp Grier Director was approved. (See 
Appendix C, pp. 90-92.) 



2. 



The Rev. Albert Day Shaw, Jr. was called as Director of Camp Grier. 



3. 



The following annual terms of his call were approved: 



Salary 

Full Social Security Dues 



$25,668 



75 



Manse and all utilities provided 

Manse equity allowance 1,247 

Full participation in the 

benefits plan of the Board 

of Pensions of the 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
Use of Automobile 
Professional expenses when 

incurred and as approved 

by the Joint Outdoor 

Ministries Committee 

Two weeks continuing education 
Four weeks vacation 
Privilege of the floor at the 

meetings of Charlotte and Salem 

Presbyteries 

4. Salem Presbytery elected seven members to a twenty-one member 
commission to install Mr. Shaw as Camp Grier Director at a service 
of installation at Camp Grier, Old Fort, NC, on Sunday, June 10, 
1990, at 4:00 p.m.; and the installation commission will be composed 
of the following: 

From Charlotte: Rev. Gary L. Bryant, Rev. H.Alan Elmore, Elder 

Bill Fesperman, Elder Pat Osburn, Rev. Albert G. Perry, Jr., 

Elder Graham Watt, Rev. Kenneth Woodard 
From Salem: Elder Debbie Cole, Elder Stella Efird, Rev. John 

M. Handley, Rev. Guy W. Hunt, Jr., Rev. S. Edwin Lewis, Rev. 

John L. Milholland, Elder Fred Poetzinger 
From Western North Carolina: Rev. Norwood V. Brown, III, 

Rev. Caroline B. Gourley, Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks, Rev. 

Joel M. Long, Elder Bill Sessler, Elder Nancy B. Thomason, 

Elder Robert Wilson 

5. Salem Presbytery invited its staff and churches to attend the 
service of installation. A light supper will follow the 
installation service. 

6. The Presbytery named its Executive Presbyter and one person not 
serving on the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee to serve on the 
Camp Grier Joint Personnel Committee to evaluate the work of Mr. 
Shaw according to the job description. 



NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Jim Frazier, Moderator 

1. General Assembly Commissioners 

The following revised list updates the slate of this year's Commissioners 
and Alternates. 

Changes are due to the General Assembly Stated Clerk's interpretation 
setting our eligible Elder and Minister Commissioners at 4 each. LaDonna 
McCarther also was forced to resign for health reasons. The General 
Assembly meets in Salt Lake City May 29 - June 6. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery elected the following persons noted as "nominated" as 
Commissioners and Alternates to the 202nd Meeting of the General 
Assembly. 



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Primary Clergy Commissioners 

Herbert Nelson - elected 
Ivan Lowery - elected 
Frank Dew - elected 

Frank Allen - nominated (moved up from alternates) 

Alternate Clergy Commissioners 

Lisa Mullin - nominated 
Rus Howard - nominated 
Rob Evans - nominated 

Primary Elder Commissioners 

Neel Fleming - elected 
Dale Davidson - elected 

Jane Miller - nominated (moved up from alternates) 

Barbara Fulp - nominated (moved up from alternates but had not been 

previously elected an alternate) 

Alternate Elder Commissioners 

Viki Taylor - nominated 
Youth Advisory Delegate 

Jennifer Sherrill - elected 
Youth Alternate Delegate 

Kakki Gourley - nominated 



2 . Synod Commissioners 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery elected the following persons as Commissioners and 
Alternates to the meeting of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic which meets 
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, June 22-23. 

Primary Ministers 

Paul Ryoo, Korean First 

Karen Pearson, Allen Temple/Freedom 

George Hunter, Trinity (Salisbury) 

Michael Askew, Reid Memorial 

James Henderson, Calvary 

Cindy Higgins, Starmount 

Barbara Dua, UNC-G Campus Minister 

Rob Evans, North Wilkesboro 

Charlie Williams, Burlington First 

Linda Blessing, Flat Rock 

Fred Coates, Mooresville First 

Jim Eller, Alamance 

Alternate Ministers 

Susan Dobyns, Counselor-School of Pastoral Care 

Dusty Fiedler, Clemmons 

Fred Horner, Greensboro First 

Ann Jahnes, Stated Supply 

Bob Jeffords, Covenant 



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Tom Miller, Forest Park 
Allen Morrison, Asbury 

Ivan Lowery, Mocksville Second/Cameron/Mt . Vernon 

James Dickens, Logan 

Guy Hunt, Beulah/Wilkes Chapel 

Katy Reed, Hunger Action Enabler 

Roger Marrow, Chaplain- VA Hospital (Salisbury) 

Primary Elders 

Gladys Bailey, Edward Webb 
Phyllis Chambers, Cameron 
Lovie McBryde, St. James 
Daisey Keaton, Logan 
Bill Shouse, Grace 
Grace Young, Calvary 
Sarah Glover, High Point First 
Doug Aiken, Asheboro First 
Ruth Hedrick, Concord 
Neb Rodger s, Lexington First 
Mark Kadyk, Boone First 
Parks Norman, Jr., Buffalo 

Alternate Elders 

Ed Booker, Greensboro First 
Robert Bullis, Bethany (Graham) 
Greta Corner, Trinity (Salisbury) 
Joseph Stevenson, Freedom 
Betty Grigg, Highland 
Edgar Ingram, Bethany (Statesville) 
Kitty Woods, Centre 
Bryon Wolfe, Elkin 
Hugh McLaughlin, Guilford Park 
Marsha Steele, Mocksville Second 
Addison Hill, Fellowship 
Julia Cornatzer, Bixby 

Primary Youth Delegates 

Brian Jackson, Prospect 
Lori Carr, Allen Temple 

Alternate Youth Delegates 

Michele Davidson, Cameron 
Russell James, Starmount 



The Nominations Committee has had some difficulty identifying Elders available 
as General Assembly Commissioners. We believe the slate is not final, but in 
order to cover other changes, Presbytery took the following action. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery authorized its Council to approve any additional Synod 
or General Assembly Commissioners for service as needed. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery elected 
structure: 



the following persons 



to fill vacancies in the 



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Resource Center 

Social Justice 
Committee on Ministry 
Youth Ministry 
Professional Development 

International Missions 
Small Church Support 
Evangelism 
Personnel 

Ecumenical Relations 

Leadership Development 
Singles Ministry 
Educational Ministry 
Spiritual Formation 
Criminal Justice 

Budget and Finance 

Representation 
Outdoor Ministries Division 
At Large Members 



Lee Woods, Logan - 

Rev. Samuel Fudge, Retired - 

Camp Grier Committee 



Mary Jane Conger - '91 
Eliza Good - '92 
Steven Snipes - '92 
Martha B. Nichols - '92 

David Partington - '91 

Paul Boone - '92 

Anita Price - '92 

Jim Wilson - '90 
Greta Conner - '91 

James Ford - '91 

Stephanie Black - '91 

Betty Blythe - '91 

Fred Tatum - '90 
Talmage Fish - '92 

Steve Pharr - '90 
Evan Cole - '91 

Roy R. Carr - '92 

James Henderson - '92 

Sally Bullock - '90 

Dr. William G. Reich - '92 

Mike Kirkpatrick - '92 
Ed Gregory - '91 

Dick Cameron - '90 

Jim Lowe - '91 

Russ Gabrielson - '92 

Dr. Jung Hyoun Kim - '90 



nominated 
elected 



John Milholland, Chr., Fifth Creek/Old Providence - elected 
Phifer Johnson, Mooresville First - 
Guy Hunt, Beulah/Wilkes Chapel - 
Stella Efird, Greensboro First - 
Charles England, Shady Side - 
Marvin Norman, Calvary - 



elected 
elected 
elected 
elected 
nominated 



Camp New Hope/Presbyterian Point Committee 

Wyatt Aiken, Chr., Mebane - 
Warren Brannon, Shiloh (Burlington) - 
Sammie Braxton, Greensboro First - 
Allan Cannon, Westminster (Greensboro) - 
Robert Thaxton, Starmount - 



elected 
elected 
elected 
elected 
elected 



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Reggie Blackburn, Greensboro First - elected 
Pat Culver son, Mooresville First - nominated 
Charles Knox nominated 



Self Development of People Mrs. Danny Waugh 

Frank K. Thomas (Grace) 
Rhonda Johnson (Grace) 
Elaine Handley (Highland) 
Dr. Moon Suh (Korean First) 
J. Herbert Nelson (St. James) 
Michael Askew (Reid Memorial 
Dusty Fiedler (Clemmons) 
David Daniel (Bixby) 



Synod Committees 

Persons who have consented to nomination for Synod of the Mid-Atlantic groups 
as noted: 



Synod Council 



The Rev. Joanne Hull 

Virginia Couch 

The Rev. Pat Stewart 



Partnership Development Margaret Marks 

Global Ecumenical Ministries The Rev. Bob Freeman 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY 
Jud Milam, Moderator 



Since the last meeting of Presbytery the subcommittees of the Committee on 
Ministry have conducted two significant workshops. The Conciliation Committee 
had a training event to train conciliation teams for use in troubled church 
situations. The Vacancy Committee also had a training event to train Pulpit 
Nominating Committee counselors for use with churches in the search process. 



DISSOLUTION OF PASTORAL RELATIONSHIPS AND DISMISSALS 



ACTION: 



The following actions of the Committee on Ministry were admitted to the 
record of Salem Presbytery as its actions: 



1. The dissolution of the relationship between the Rev. George 
Carpenter and the Starmount Church of Greensboro effective February 
25, 1990, so that he may accept a call to become Associate Director 
of the Medical Benevolence Foundation, beginning March 1, 1990; and 
he was allowed to labor outside the bounds as necessary to fulfill 
his new position. 

2. The dissolution of the relationship between the Rev. Laura M. 
Spangler and the Graham Church so that she may move to Winston- 
Salem with her husband. She will be a Member-at-Large of Salem. 

3. The dissolution of the relationship between the Rev. John A. 
Wilkerson, Jr. and the John Calvin Church of Salisbury effective 
June 30, 1990, so that he may explore other ministerial options. 
He will be a Member-at-Large of Salem. 

4. The dissolution of the relationship between the Rev. Jamie B. Pharr 
and the Cleveland Church of Cleveland effective April 29, 1990. She 
will be a Member-at-Large of Salem. 



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5. The dissolution of the relationship between the Rev. Calvin Gentry 
and the Clio and New Salem Churches of Statesville effective May 31, 
1990, so that he may transfer to West Virginia Presbytery to accept 
the call of the Salem and McLean Churches of Ronceverte, West 
Virginia. 



INTERIM PASTOR RELATIONSHIPS 



ACTION: 

The following actions concerning interim pastor relationships were 
admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery at its actions: 

1. Permission for the Rev. Tempe Russell to labor outside the bounds 
of Salem Presbytery in Newton Presbytery, where she resides with her 
husband who is a student at Drew University. She is a Member-at- 
Large . 

2. Permission for the Rev. John G. Truitt, Jr. to serve as Interim 
Pastor of the Starmount Church of Greensboro for a period of 12 
months beginning March 19, 1990, and continuing through March 18, 
1991. The agreement may be terminated in 30 days by notice from 
either party. 

3. Permission for the Rev. Max Deal to serve as Interim Pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Kernersville beginning April 1, 1990. 

4. Permission for the Rev. Lee Adkins to serve as Interim Pastor of the 
Stony Creek Presbyterian Church of Burlington for a period of one 
year, beginning April 1, 1990; and permission to serve inside the 
bounds for this purpose. 



STATED SUPPLY RELATIONSHIPS 



ACTION: 

The following action of the Committee on Ministry concerning Stated 
Supply Relationships was admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as 
its action: 

a. Permission for the Rev. Susan D. Fricks to serve as Stated Supply 
in the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Elon College for a period of 
one year, beginning March 16, 1990; and that the Rev. Fricks, a 
member of New Hope Presbytery, be allowed to serve inside the bounds 
for this purpose. 



APPOINTMENT OF MODERATORS 



ACTION: 

The following action of the Committee on Ministry concerning the 
Appointment of a Moderator was admitted to the record of Salem 
Presbytery as its action: 



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a. Permission for the Rev. Kermit Dancy to serve as moderator of the 
Session at the Lansing Presbyterian Church of Lansing, beginning May 
1, 1990. 



PERMISSION TO LABOR OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS 



ACTION: 



The Rev. George Wright, a member of Pittsburgh Presbytery, was allowed 
to labor inside the bounds so that he may supply churches. The Rev. 
Wright is honorably retired. 



DECLARATION OF VALID MINISTRY 



ACTION: 



The Rev. George Carpenter's position as Associate Director of the 
Medical Benevolence Foundation was declared a valid ministry. 



REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE 



ACTION: 



The Presbytery appointed a Special Disciplinary Committee for the 
purpose of investigating a situation that has come to the attention of 
the Committee on Ministry. 



APPOINTMENT OF ORDINATION COMMISSION: 



RECOMMENDATION : 



That the following Administrative Commission to appointed to ordain 
Martha Anne Fairchild on April 29, 1990, at 4:00 p.m. at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Reidsville. 



NAME 

Danny Sharpe 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr. 
Helen P. Hooper 
Carole Chase 
Harvey Carroll 
Richard Hildebrandt 

Hew Hope Presbytery 
Paula Gilbert 

United Methodist 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside and Propound 

Constitutional Questions 
Preach 

Lead in Worship 



Charge the Minister 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 

Minister 
Elder 
Minister 
Elder 
Minister 

Minister 



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ACTION: 

Presbytery approved 10 minutes on the Presbytery docket for the 
Committee on Ministry to present its Conciliation Team Program. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved 8 minutes on the Presbytery docket for the 
Professional Support Committee on the Committee on Ministry to present 
its PNC Counselor Program. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved a Special Order of the Day for a retirement service 
for the Rev. William R. Knox. Bill's retirement was approved at the 
February meeting of Presbytery. He is leaving the Lansing Church of 
Lansing, and will be residing in Boone. 



GOALS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
Aaron N. Clinard, Moderator 

The Goals and Evaluation Committee has studied the recommendation of the 
Presbytery Council to shorten the term of Moderator from 1 year to 1 meeting 
and, after much thought, consideration, and study, recommends that: 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the one-year term of Moderator for Salem 
Presbytery. As currently provided in the Salem Mission Design, the 
duties and responsibilities of the Moderator include: 

(a) Presiding over all Presbytery meetings; 

(b) Responsibility for the order and movement of the meetings, including 
the agenda; 

(c) Acting as a voting member of Presbytery Council; 

(d) Serving as an ex-officio member of all other committees; and 

(e) Power to appoint ad hoc committees as may be directed by the 
Presbytery. 



Because of the foregoing position of leadership and its attendant duties and 
responsibilities, it is important to recognize the strength of this office, its 
significance, and thus the need for the continuity of a one-year term for the 
following reasons: 

(a) This role is stronger, more important and valuable than simply to honor 
various persons in the Presbytery; 

(b) A stronger Moderator provides a clearer balance between the 
responsibilities of Presbytery staff and those of a prominent volunteer 
leader; 

(c) Although progress has been made toward our becoming a unified Salem 
Presbytery, it is still important to have continuity of leadership from 
the Moderator's position in bringing us together; 



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(d) The longer continuity of office builds trust and competence in the 
Moderator who thus becomes a valuable spokesperson to our churches and 
surrounding area; 

(e) It is vital that the order and movement of Presbytery meetings be handled 
smoothly and efficiently by an individual with experience and knowledge; 
and 

(f) A one-year term enhances the leadership capabilities of the Moderator 
on Presbytery Council where its members generally serve 3 years, but not 
less than 1 year. 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 
Donald Hart, Moderator 

Bobby Dean reported for the Evangelism Committee and David Henry reported for 
the Small Church Support Committee. 



REPORT OF PICTORIAL DIRECTORY TASK FORCE 
Jay Click 

An announcement was made that the Pictorial Directories were available and being 
distributed. 

REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
John M. Handley 

Exceptions to Property Provisions 
In Accordance With G-8.0701 

The following church has notified the presbytery through its Stated Clerk of 
their action to claim the exceptions on church property which is allowed under 
the provisions of the Form of Government, G-8.0701. This congregation has acted 

in regular manner in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and has 
notified the presbytery of its action, as required. No action is required by 
the presbytery in this matter. Following is the name of the congregation from 
which the presbytery has received notification since its last stated meeting. 

CHURCH DATE OF CONGREGATIONS ' S ACTION 

Oakland, Statesville March 25, 1990 



STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 



RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 
Jewelene Parker reported for the Resolutions Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

On behalf of Salem Presbytery we thank you, Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, for your hospitality to the Sixth Stated Meeting of Salem 
Presbytery. 

We are thankful for the delicious and hardy meal prepared for us in such 
a beautiful setting. 

Thank you Lord for this glorious and beautiful day You've given us to 
use to Your glory. 



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We are appreciative of the Worship and Communion we shared this day. 

We're thankful for the new ministers who have come to join us; and, also 
for the ministers whom we dismissed. We give thanks for their service 
to Salem Presbytery and for their going on to fulfill a need elsewhere. 

Thankful, too, we are for all of the work and energy that's represented 
by all of the reports that have been given at this Stated Meeting, these 
reports being representative of Christ in the midst of us. 

We're thankful for Moderator Edwin Lewis for his demonstrated talent in 
moving this Presbytery meeting along with care and tact and order. 

And last, but not least, we're thankful for the pictures and names of 
all the saints in Salem Presbytery. 



There being no further business, the Sixth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery 
was adjourned at 3:33 p.m. with prayer by S. Edwin Lewis. 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 




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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 

COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILE 
April 24, 1990 



Minutes of Installation Commissions (admit to record) 

a. Robert Sidney Jeffords, Sr., 2/4/90, at Covenant Church, Winston-Salem 

b. William C. Weckerly, 2/25/90, at Graham Church 

c. John G. Ragland, Counselor, 3/11/90, at North Wilkesboro Church 
Concerning Call — Salem Candidates to other presbyteries: 

a. Call Forms from the yoked parish of Topsham, Vermont, Church and East 
Corinth, Vermont, Congregational Church (U.C.C.) (Presbytery of Northern 
New England) as Pastor. Reference : Committee on Ministry 

Concerning Call from Salem Presbytery Church: 

a. Call Forms from Third Creek Church to R. Page She It on as Pastor. 

Reference : Committee on Ministry 

Concerning Dismissals of Ministers Being Received: 

a. J. Lawrence Ayers, Honorably Retired, from Coastal Carolina Presbytery 

Reference : Committee on Ministry 

Other Minister Matters: 

a. From the Rev. George Wright (Pittsburgh Presbytery), retired, a resident 
of Winston-Salem, requesting permission to labor in our bounds. 

Reference : Committee on Ministry 

b. From Pittsburgh Presbytery requesting notification of such permission. 

Reference : Committee on Ministry 

c. From Indian Nations Presbytery with similar request for the Rev. Laura 
Long, now living within their bounds. 

Reference : Committee on Ministry 

d. From the Presbytery of West Virginia with Call Forms for the Rev. Calvin 
Gentry to the McLean and Salem CHurches as Pastor. 

Reference : Committee on Ministry 

Concerning Property Exemption (G-8.0701): 

a. Oakland Church (Statesville) congregational action 3/25/90. 

Reference : Stated Clerk's Report 

For Information 

a. From Flint River Presbytery Overtures to 202nd General Assembly: 

- Concerning printing the Book Of Order loose leaf form beginning 1990 
so that amendments can be entered without reprinting whole book every 
year . 

- Concerning opposition to using any pension funds to pay any health 
care costs. Available at Clerk's table 

b. From Personnel Committee of Session, First Church, Greensboro, with 
comments on proposals before the 202nd General Assembly concerning the 
Pension Fund. 



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Prom Mr. S. David Stoner, Executive Director of the General Assembly 
Council, in appreciation of the $453,115.40 sent by Salem Presbytery in 
1989 for the Unified Mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 



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APPENDIX B 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to record the following minutes of 
Administrative Commissions appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ROBERT SIDNEY JEFFORDS, SR. 
AS PASTOR OF THE COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WINSTON-SALEM 

The Commission according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Covenant Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 4, 1990, 
at 2:45 P.M., with Ministers David Burr, J. Stimson Hawkins, Henry J. Keating, 
Carter Shelley, Elders Harry Martin and Harry Wilson present, and was opened with 
prayer by Henry J. Keating. Quorum present. Henry J. Keating was elected 
Moderator, and Carter Shelley, Clerk. Carter Shelley presided and led the 
congregation in a service of worship. Henry J. Keating preached from Ephesians 
4:11-16 (Equipping the Saints), after which J. Stimson Hawkins and Carter Shelley 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed 
the Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative, Robert S. Jeffords, Sr. was ordained with 
prayer and laying on of hands of the Presbytery and installed as pastor of 
Covenant Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . 
The charge to the pastor was delivered by David Burr and to the congregation by 
Carter Shelley. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by 
the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and 
gave him their right hand in token or cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Henry J. Keating. 



ORDINATION OF JOHN G. RAGLAND 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, March 
11, 1990, at 10:30 A.M., with Ministers Robert C. Evans, III, Stevan A. Snipes, 
John M. Handley, Elders Robert Habershaw and Betty Thompson present, and was 
opened with prayer by John M. Handley. Quorum present. John M. Handley was 
elected Moderator, and Robert C. Evans, III, Clerk. Robert C. Evans and Stevan 
A. Snipes presided and led the congregation in a service of worship. Robert C. 
Evans preached after which John Handley recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
leading up to this service, and proposed the Constitutional Questions to both 
the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, John 
G. Ragland was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of the Presbytery 
agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to the Minister 
was delivered by Stevan A. Snipes. The service was concluded with the 
benediction pronounced by the newly-ordained minister. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission adjourned with the 
benediction. 



INSTALLATION OF WILLIAM C. WECKERLY 
AS PASTOR OF THE GRAHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GRAHAM 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the 
Graham Presbyterian Church of Graham, North Carolina, February 25, 1990, at 2:30 
P.M., with Ministers S. Edwin Lewis, Bradley J. Longfield, Laura M. Spangler, 
Norman M. Whitney, John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Elders John Essen, Helen Hooper, and 
D. J. Walker present, and was opened with prayer by S. Edwin Lewis. Quorum 
present. S. Edwin Lewis was elected Moderator, and Norman M. Whitney, Clerk. 
S. Edwin Lewis presided and led the congregation in a service of worship. John 
A. Wilkerson, Jr. preached from the Gospel of St. John 15:1-8 a sermon entitled, 
"The Ideal Church", after which S. Edwin Lewis recited the proceedings of 



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Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the Constitutional Questions 
to both the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative, William C. Weckerly was installed as pastor of the Graham 
Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The 
charge to the Pastor was delivered by Bradley J. Longfield and to the 
Congregation by Laura M. Spangler. The service was concluded with the 
benediction pronounced by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the 
congregation came forward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial 
reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by S. 
Edwin Lewis. 




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APPENDIX C 



JOB DESCRIPTION 
CAMP GRIER DIRECTOR 
Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem, Western North Carolina 

Camp Grier is equally owned by the Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem, and Western 
North Carolina. The camp is administered, maintained and governed by the owner 
Presbyteries through the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee, which is composed of 
equal representation from the three Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem, and Western 
North Carolina. 

The purpose of this full-time position is to provide for the effective and efficient 
operation of Camp Grier. The director provides oversight of Camp Grier by managing 
its staff, programs, physical plant, finances, and general 
administration. 

The director of Camp Grier is accountable to the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee 
and to the Joint Personnel Committee (General Presbyter plus one person not serving 
on Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee from each owner Presbytery) which has 
supervisory responsibility over the director. 

I. Areas of training and experience 

-A Bachlor's degree from an accredited four year college 

-Graduate training and/or experience in camp supervision and administration 
-Working experience within the church 

II. Areas of effectiveness 

-Presbytery camping for elementary children and youth 
-Presbytery family camping 

-Program development for local church retreats 

-Personnel selection, interviewing, employment, supervision, and review 
-Budgeting and funding of camp program 

-Supervision of purchase, care and use of property and goods of Camp Grier 
-Public relations and promotion of camp program and facilities 
-Management of food service 

-Communication to Executive Presbyters and Councils of Charlotte, Salem, and 

Western North Carolina Presbyteries 
-Resourcing of Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and its sub-committees for 

Camp Grier 

-Evaluation of program, personnel, and facilities 

III. Areas of activity and responsibility 
General Administration : 

-Provide overall leadership and supervision of Camp Grier along with Joint 

Outdoor Ministries Committee 
-Work with Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee to develop procedures, rules and 

policies and insure compliance 
-Maintain all facilities of Camp Grier 

-Keep and make available accurate records of all activities of Camp Grier 
-Manage all camp personnel 



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Program Development : 

-Project with the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee an annual program, which 
is in accordance with the goals of the Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem, and 
Western North Carolina 

-Develop and implement programs approved by the Joint Outdoor Ministries 
Committees 

-Supervise all programs to assure fulfillment of goals 
-Schedule program relative to camper census 
-Develop a cost efficient summer program 

-Be aware and educate the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee on new trends in 
Outdoor Ministries 

-Assist local churches to develop programs enabling them to use Camp Grier 

-Establish and maintain camper participation and health records 

-Make an annual written report and evaluation of programs to the Joint Outdoor 

Ministries Committee and to the Councils and Stated Clerks of the owning 

Presbyteries 

Food Service : 

-Provide Camp Grier users with nutritious, appealing and cost efficient meals 
-Maintain proper levels of food inventory and proper rotation of food stock 
-Maintain food service equipment and make recommendations to Joint Outdoor 

Ministries Committee for new equipment 
-Comply with all health regulations 

Personnel : 

-Recommend a staffing pattern for seasonal staff to the Joint Outdoor 
Ministries Committee, furnishing substantiating information 

-Interview, employ, and supervise all camp personnel according to the approved 
staffing pattern in conjunction with the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee 

-Recommend to Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee salaries and benefits for all 
Camp Grier staff 

-Train paid and volunteer staff for their work in the camp program 
-Employ, supervise, evaluate, and terminate on-site camp staff 
-Establish and maintain records on permanent and volunteer staff 
-Make an annual written report and evaluation of the staffing pattern and 

personnel utilized to the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and to the 

Councils and Stated Clerks of the owning Presbyteries 

Finances : 

-Provide financial and statistical information to the Joint Outdoor Ministries 

Committee as it develops its annual budget 
-Authorize disbursement of funds according to the budget as approved by the 

Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and owning Presbyteries 
-Implement and maintain a computerized accounting system with accurate and 

monthly reports to the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and to the Councils 

and Financial Committee of the owning Presbytery 
-Work with auditors, Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and Councils to 

maintain acceptable internal fiscal control and established accounting 

procedures at Camp Grier 
-Recommend rates for use of the camp facilities and for camping programs to the 

Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee 



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Standards/Legal Requirements : 

-Insure that Camp Grier meets county, state, and federal requirements for 

sanitation, food handling, safety, insurance, etc. 
-Move towards accreditations with the American Camping Association 
-Maintain accurate insurance records 

Facilities : 

-Keep current a systematic program of maintenance for all camp facilities and 

equipment and implement as directed by Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee 
-Recommend to Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee specific maintenance projects, 

improvements , and additions to Camp Grier 
-Maintain inventories of all categories of equipment and supplies 
-Purchase supplies as needed for maintenance and maintain usage records 
-Organize voluntary assistance from the churches of owning Presbyteries for 
upgrading grounds and facilities at Camp Grier 
-Supervise all maintenance work and new projects 

-Develop an evolving long range maintenance plan in conjunction with Joint 

Outdoor Ministries Committee 
-Make an annual written report on and evaluation of the facilities of Camp 

Grier to the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee 

Interpretation and Promotion : 

-Provide accurate, up-to-date information and interpretation on programs, 
policies, and resources to the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee, local 
churches, and Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem and Western North Carolina 

-Assist Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee to develop a strong public relations 
program with its Presbyteries, churches of the Presbyteries, and campers to 
increase participation in camping and rental programs 

-Visit churches in Charlotte, Salem and Western North Carolina Presbyteries to 
interpret and promote the programs at Camp Grier 

Presbytery Staff Functions : 

-Report to the Councils of the three owning Presbyteries through the Joint ■ 

Outdoor Ministries Committee and the Executive Presbyters 
-Serve as staff resource person to the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and 

its sub-committees 

-Provide consultative services to churches, committees, task groups, and the 

owning Presbyteries 
-Attend all meetings of the owning Presbyteries 

IV. Evaluation 

Evaluation will take place annually by the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee 
and the Joint Personnel Committee. A major evaluation shall be conducted 
triennially leading toward a recommendation regarding a new three-year 
contract. Performance shall be evaluated in effectiveness areas on both 
quality and quantity of work as he/she engages in the designated activities 
appropriate to these areas. Effectiveness areas and activities appropriate to 
these areas will be determined by the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee. 

The Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee and Joint Personnel Committee shall 
report the results and recommendations of its review and evaluation to the 
Councils of the Presbyteries. 



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INDEX 



Article 13 Guidelines 62 

Churches 

Article 13 Process 

Old Town Presbyterian Church 61 

Property Exemptions Claimed Under G-8.0701 

Oakland Presbyterian Church 84 

Commissioners to General Assembly, Election of 77 

Commissioners to Synod, Election of 77 

Committees , Standing 

Bills & Overtures 58 

Resolutions 58, 84 

Committees, Reports of: 

Administrative Services Division 74 

Church in the World Division 68 

Church Development Division 84 

Committee on Ministry 80 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 74 

Congregational Life Division 67 

Council 59 

Educational Ministry Committee 67 

Examinations Committee 69 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 83 

International Missions Committee 67 

Nominations Committee 76 

Outdoor Ministries Division 75 

Peacemaking Committee 68 

Social Justice Committee 69 

Enrollment 55 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Appointment of: 

Martha Anne Fairchild 82 

Robert Moberg Howard 71 

R. Page Shelton 72 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Minutes of: 

Robert S. Jeffords, Sr 88 

John G. Ragland 88 

William C. Weckerly 88 

Dismissals of: 

Calvin P. Gentry 80 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships: 

George Carpenter 80 

Calvin P. Gentry 80 

Jamie B. Pharr 80 

Laura M. Spangler 80 

John A. Wilkerson, Jr 80 

Reception of: 

J. Lawrence Ayers 73 

Robert Moberg Howard 69 

R. Page Shelton 71 



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Omnibus Motion 59 

Report of the Stated Clerk 84 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

William R. Knox .74 



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Minutes of 



SALEM £ 
PRESBYUERY 



SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
FOREST HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 14, 1990 



MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
FOREST HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 

July 14, 1990 



OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Moder at or- in-Nominat ion 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



S. Edwin Lewis 
Joe Spears 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY ' S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life 
Hunger Action Enabler 
Associate for Camp Ministries 
Interim Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 

Receptionist/Secretary 
Secretary 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 

A. Carter Shelley 
Hewon Han 
Catherine J. Reed 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Paul Ransford 
Mickey Wiggins 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Jim Clinard 
Brenda Nance 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville— Clenmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (919) 766-3393 



SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 



FOREST HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
July 14, 1990 



The Seventh Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was called to order by Moderator 
S. Edwin Lewis at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 1990, in the Forest Hills 
Presbyterian Church of High Point, North Carolina. The opening prayer and hymn 
was led by Ed Lewis. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of 
the Presbytery. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., Frank Allen, Michael Askew, J. Lawrence Ayers, James H. 
Banbury, J. William Black, Edwin Brammer, Robert A. Bryant, William D. Carmines, 
Charles Carter, William H. Chappell, S. Jay Click, Mary Boyd Click, Frederick 
A. H. Coates, Clyde T. Cook, Max E. Deal, Robert F. Dean, James A. Dickens, 
Barbara Dua, Daniel L. Durway, John Eliason, James W. Eller, Carlton A. G. 
Eversley, T. McLean Faw, Jr., Milton M. Foust, James T. Frazier, Elijah B. 
Freeman, Robert O. Freeman, Harold E. Fuller, Jr., Tempe Fussell. 

G-M 

Scott C. Girard, John M. Handley, Everett A. Hewlett, Cynthia R. Higgins, 
Fredrick Horner, Linn Rus Howard, Stephen A. Hundley, George Hunter, Ann B. 
Jahnes, Henry J. Keating, Elizabeth L. Lamb, Donald E. Lannon, Robert Lee, S. 
Edwin Lewis, Jonathan W. Lovelady, Robert M. Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, 
Charles McKee, Judson J. Milam, John L. Milholland, E. Thomas Miller, Reid 
Montgomery, Allen E. Morrison, William H. Morrison, Lisa Mullen. 

N-Z 

George Neal, J. Herbert Nelson, David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, A. B. 
Plexico, George A. Ploger, W. Clark Porter, III, Catherine J. Reed, Paul N. 
Ridolfi, James Rissmiller, Jeannette G. Rodenbough, Paul s. Ryoo, Grant M. Sharp, 
A. Carter Shelley, Jerold D. Shetler, Jeffrey Dee Smith, Steven A. Snipes, Billy 
F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe S. Spears, Rollin M. Steele, Patricia F. 
Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, John Truitt, Jr., Stanley M. Voth, Harold Waldruff, 
William C. Weckerly, Norman M. Whitney, Jr., Frank Wilkinson, Paul D. Woodall, 
Jr., William J. Wrenn, Jr., Robert L. Yoder. 



The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

G. W. Alexander, Jr., James Allen, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., John W. Bell, Jesse 
W. Bledsoe, Linda L. Blessing, L. Adlai Boyd, Warren C. Brannon, John C. 
Brearley, Malcolm M. Bullock, Carole R. Chase, Kermit W. Dancy, David T. Daniel, 
Frank A. Davison, Frank M. Dew, M. Susan Dobyns, Carl W. Dumford, Dusty K. 
Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, Phillip R. Gehman, Reagan P. Gibbs, James H. Grant, 



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Jr., Lucius Gray, Hewon Han, J. Stimson Hawkins, William C. Hayes, James 
Henderson, David L. Henry, Robert W. Herron, J. Samuel Hobson, Jr., Z. N. Holler, 
Robert M. Howard, Robert S. Jeffords, William Stacy Johnson, Walter W. King, 
Phyllis M. H. Kort, David T. Lee-Andrews, Robert M. Lewis, Paul Lindsey, David 
A. Long, III, Steve A. Martin, James F. Miller, Donald Mimbs, Karen Pearson, 
Jamie Bibee Pharr, Steve Macon Pharr, Joseph L. Pickard, Johnb G. Ragland, Leland 
A. Richardson, Dennis Sebesan, Danny M. Sharpe, R. Page Shelton, Stephen A. 
Shive, William D. Varker, W. Russell Ward, Jr., John A. Wilkerson, Jr., James 
K. Wilson, Jr., R. Scott Woodmansee. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

Jonathan Barker, Ernest Bradford, Robert E. Button, George Carpenter, Robert R. 
Childs, Jr., M. Gray Clark, Thomas H. Clymer, J. Alexander Coblentz, Christopher 
East, Robert C. Evans, III, Larry W. Freeman, Carter Gillespie, Joanne Hull, Guy 
William Hunt, Jr., William S. Johnston, Benjamin Kirkland, Laura C. Long, Z. 
Bradford Long, Ivan W. Lowery, J. Roger Marrow, James M. Mauldin, Kathleen 
Murdock, Richard Osmer, Franklin L. Partridge, III, William T. Perkins, Frances 
Phillips-Olson, Phillip Justin Pogue, Gerald N. Reiff, James W. Smith, Jr., Jerry 
M. Smith, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, Rockwell P. Ward, Benjamin F. 
Williams, Charles Williams, J. Gordon Williams, Michael E. Woodard. 



The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron Kay George, Lewis C. Kimmel, Jr., Connell Osborne. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Tom B. Anderson, Lawrence W. Avent, Charles L. Brown, 
William Brown, David H. Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, L. B. Colquitt, 
Jr., Watt M. Cooper, Herbert H. Culler, William M. Currie, F. Marion Dick, C. 
Wayne Dixon, Roscoe B. Fisher, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, Jr., William 
H. Foster, Jr., Milton M. Foust, Samuel R. Fudge, Joseph M. Garrison, Dewitt F. 
Helm, Rufus F. Jamerson, John S. Johnson, Hardin A. King, William R. Knox, Julian 
Lake, William F. Long, John W. Luke, Wilkes Macaulay, John R. McAlpine, III, 
James M. McDaniel, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, Joseph Mullin, Darrell 
A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr., O W. Perrell, Jams L. Price, Jr., Charles 
Reckard, John A. Redhead, Jr. William C. Rhodes, Jr., Lester E. Sheppard, William 
W. Sloan, William R. Smith, III, Thompson B. Southall, Harry S. Thomas, Robert 
L. Turner, Roy E. Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C. Whitley, John A. Womeldorf, 
Troy A. Young, Jr. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance A. G. Greeson, Jr., Margaret H. Sasser, Muriel Ward, Asbury W. Robert 
Overby, Asheboro, First Marion Davis, Dorothy S. Walker, Back Creek Patsy Sexton, 
Bethany (Statesville) Larry Wilson, Bethel Paul G. Boone, Bethesda (Statesville) 
Mary Lois Cooke, Beula Robert Habershaw, Elizabeth K Scott, Boonville, First 
Marilyn K. Scales, Brentwood Margie Stalder, Buffalo Eugene S. Homey, 
Burlington, First William B. Cothran, Mrs. Edith B. Huff, Mrs. Dodothy B. 
Shoffner, Calvary Fred Tatum, Cameron John Chambers, Phyllis Chambers, Hallie 
Davidson, Cleveland Pauline B. Allison, Clio J. Adrian Dobson, Collinstown Mark 
Oakley, Cooleemee Leann Dodd, Community in Christ, Presbyterian Leon Holt, 
Covenant Mary E. Young, Crestwood Mrs. Pat Sheets, Cross Roads Aline Tate, 
Dellabrook Beverly Bernard, Charles Burn, Eden, First Horace Penn, Edward Webb 
Gladys W. Bailey, El Bethel Tess Dyer, Elkin Byron Wolfe, Fairmont Julia M. 
Haire, Faith Sally Beck, Fieldstone Jean Newman, Fifth Creek Keith Niblock, Flat 
Rock Levia Eads, Forest Hills Patsy Kenn, Forest Park Press Boyd, Freedom Minnie 
Dobbins, Dorena Stevenson. 



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G-M 



Grace Peggy Martin, Alonza Stephens, Graham George Coble, Troy Woodard, Sr., 
Greensboro, First Dale Davidson, Philip R. Gelzer, Bryon Jeffreys, Russell 
Sherrill, Jackie Wilson, Greenwood Harvey Carroll, Griers Annette McDuffie, 
Cornelia Satter field, Guilford Park Albert ine Hooks, Thearon Hooks, Gulf Geneva 
Lovell, Hawf ields Elmo Albright, John Mann, Highland Harriet Morton, Cynthia S. 
Garrison, High Point, First Kendea Biddle, Sarah G. Glover, Sara Doug Harris, 
Hills Janice Yopp, Immanuel Marie Karriker, Jamestown Robert L. Moore, John 
Calvin Joyce Caddell, Becky Lowery, Korean First Jung M. Kim, Moon W. Suh, 
Lansing Barbara Carter, Lexington, First Sidney Lyle, Lexington, Second Jean 
Morrow, Lloyd Ada S. Brown, Logan Blanche L. Feimster, Dorothy C. Mintz, Madison 
Julie Joyce, Mebane Joseph Webster, Memorial Donnie Yow, Mocksville, First David 
Anderson, Mooresville. First Allen M. Brawley, Pat R. Culberson, Mt . Tabor Roy 
L. Carruth, Lilliesteen M. Harris. 

N-Z 

New Creation Anne McKee, New Salem John Norton, North Wilkesboro Richard Collier, 
Cam Finley, Old Providence Betty Wooten, Old Town Dale C. Kistler, Parkway Ray 
Shaw, Jack Trawick, Piedmont Bob Adams, Pilot Mountain, First Lola Harris, Pine 
Ridge Claudia Manning, Pittsboro Charles W. Cameron, Presbyterian Church of the 
Covenant John Barney, Prospect Roy H. Watkins, Randolph Doris E. Clark, Re id 
Memorial Mae Helen Byers, John Faulkner, Jr., St . Andrews Ron Liner, Salisbury, 
First Preston B. Askew, Randy Lassiter, Salisbury, Second Alexander Allen, 
Sedgef ield Bill Poe, Shallowf ord , Marianne Empie, Siler City Emma Jean Williford, 
Sparta Stan McCrady, Speedwell Janie Nance Brown, Spencer Louise Eddinger, 
Springwood Henry Tickle, St. James Helen W. Branford, Luella J. Graves, Rosa T. 
Yourse, St. Paul (Greensboro) George C. Farrow, St. Paul (High Point) Sandra P. 
Tillman, Starmount Martha Lou Andeson, Carolyn Otten, Carl W. Treleaven, 
Statesville, First Nell Dickerson, John Gilbert, Tabor Shirley Norris, 
Thomasville, First Katherine W. Spencer, Thyatira Sam Jennings, Trinity 
(Burlington) Robert L. VonBergen, Trinity (Salisbury) Myrtle Stevenson, Gladys 
Winston, Trinity (Winston Salem ) , Robert E. Pursley, Vandalia Roger Knight, 
Westminster (Greensboro) Bea Parker, Marlot Phillips, Winston-Salem, First Bill 
East, Robert Hartsell, Jane Shouse, Martha T. Young, Yadkinville Andrew Mackie, 
Yanceyville Buford B. Pearson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representation at this meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Bairds Creek, Bethesda (Ruff in) , Bixby, Clemmons, Concord, Elmwood, Glenwood, 
Mount Airy, First, Mount Jefferson, Oakland, Pleasant Grove, Shiloh 
(Statesville), Smyrna, Taylorsville, Unity, Wentworth. 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Allen Temple, Bethany (Graham), Boone, First, Centre, Church of the Cross, 
Danbury Community, Dogwood Acres, Ebenezer, Fellowship, Francisco, Franklin, 
Glendale Springs, Harmony, Hope View, Joyce, Korean First, Laurel Fork, Little 
Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville, Second, Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon 
Springs, Oakview, Peak Creek, Pine Hall, Red House, Reidsville, First, Riverview, 
Rumple Memorial, Sandy Ridge, Shady Side, Shiloh, Burlington, Southminster , 
Stoneville, Stony Creek, Third Creek, Westminster (Burlington), Whispering Pines, 
Yadkin United. 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Lindy Bodkin, Katherine R. Carr, Connie DeKleuver, Ruth B. Lenger, Ella Mae 
Phelps. 



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The following Visitors were registered: 

Douglas Aitken, Jr., Fred Beck, Clara Booz, Fred P. Booz, Marian G. Cameron, 
Mittie B. Campbell, Margaret C. Carr, Gladys Carroll, Fred Carter, Albert L. 
Clark, Andrew Coates, Charles Connor, Greta Connor, David Couch, Ginny Couch, 
Calvin Crump, Martha Dobson, Trevor Downie, Carol Smith Dyson, Fred Eads, Charles 
Fitzpatrick, Frances Fitzpatrick, Jann Briscoe Flagg, Sue F. Foust, Graham 
Fowler, W. Earle Frazier, Delores Freeman, Moletta Fritts, Helen Funderburk, 
Marilyn Gambrell, Bessie Mae Garner, Herman S. Garner, Robert Gilchrist, Ezra 
C. Gilliam, Creola Goodman, Elaine M. Handley, Steve Hannah, Frances Hedrick, 
Libby Owens Hemenway, Ann Hoch, Clarence Jolly, Jr., Ilunga Kalenga, Daisy M. 
Keaton, Korothy Lanning, Betty Lowrance, Stella S. McClelland, John McClure, Ann 
McKenzie, Cora Massey, Geneva Mellon, Willi Messick, Allison Messick-Watkins, 
Robert Messick-Watkins, Bruce Mize, Diane Mize, Virginia A. Mott, Jane Mullen, 
Beverly Myers, Rodney Myers, Tammy Owens, Kaye Palmer, Jewelene Parker, Esther 
Ploger, Lucy M. Rankin, James A. Regan, Brian Roach, Otis Scott, Roxie J. Settle, 
William E. Shouse, Rachel Shytle, Lena B. Smith, Chuck Snyder, Samuel Stevenson, 
Isaac A. Stockton, Julia Ross Strope, Arvil Styers, Peggy M. Styers, Jim 
Swinkola, Johnnie Thompson, Marie Thompson, Linda Thurston, James A. Tomlin, 
Robert D. Wham, Nancy J. Wheeler, Winifred Yoder, Aurelia Young. 



The following Salem Presbytery Staff were present: 
Willie D. Garvin, Phyllis L. Plyler, Paul Ransford. 



DOCKET 

The docket was approved as presented by the Moderator of Council. 



WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by Charles Carter, pastor of the host church. 
Information regarding the facilities was presented by Ruling Elder Van Massey. 



INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending for the first time and other guests were introduced and 
welcomed. Ilunga Kalenga, Elder of the French Presbyterian Church, Mbujimayi, 
Zaire, was a special guest of the Presbytery. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
Presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, 
Appendix A, pp. 127-128.) 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to 
record. (Appendix B, pp. 129-130.) 



SPECIAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE 

The Moderator reported the appointment of the following persons to a Special 
Disciplinary Committee, as directed by the Sixth Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

David Partington, Chair 
Catrelia Hunter 
Costi Kutteh 



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Fran Olson 
Gary Simes 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator named the following Standing Committees: 

Resolutions : 

Lisa Lamb, Chair 
Russell Sherrill 

Bills & Overtures: 

Paul Woodall, Chair 
Philip Gelzer 
Robert Habershaw 
Ann Jahnes 

Sessional Records: 

Roy Caruth, Chair 
Bob Hartsell 
Vivian Frazier 



OMNIBUS MOTION 

Rollin M. "Chip" Steele, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. 
Following opportunity for members of the Presbytery to remove items from the 
Omnibus Motion, the Presbytery approved all the remaining recommendations in a 
single vote. The recommendations so approved appear in the reports of the 
persons or committees making them and are designated by an OM in the left margin. 



REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Rollin "Chip" Steele, Moderator 

Your Council has met twice since the last meeting of Salem Presbytery. Council 
has continued to work on the length of the docket for presbytery meetings in an 
attempt to smooth and shorten that event. Presbytery's Committees are 
cooperating fully in our efforts. 

We encourage every Commissioner at the July 14 meeting to be in the sanctuary 
of Forest Hills Church promptly at 9 a.m. We have scheduled an Order of the Day 
adjournment at 3:40 p.m. (which can only be extended by vote of the 
commissioners). There is much important business. Please come prepared by 
reading carefully the packet materials. 

The Council recommends the following actions: 



ACTION: 

1. The minutes of the April 24, 1990, meeting of Salem Presbytery were 
approved . 



ACTION: 

2. The request of the Evangelism Committee to serve Holy Communion at 
the Institute on Congregational Evangelism, September 20-22, 1990, 
in Montreat was approved. 



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ACTION: 

3. The following dates for 1991 Presbytery Meetings were approved: 

February 2 
April 23 
July 13 
October 1 



Guidelines for Sessional Records in use by all three antecedent presbyteries 
have been gathered, and a new set of rules for Salem Presbytery are being formed 
for use beginning in 1991. The rules common to the antecedent presbyteries or 
required by the Book of Order to review the Books submitted will be used. A 
"Checklist for Review of Sessional Records" is included in Appendix A. 



ACTION: 

4. The following Interim Guidelines for Sessional Records were 
approved. 

Interim Guidelines for Evaluation 
of Sessional Records 



Minutes and Records 

Each session shall keep a full and accurate record of its proceedings 
which shall be submitted at least once each year to the presbytery for 
its general review and control. (G-11.0103x, D-3.0300.) 

Record the date, time, and place of each meeting: the names of the 
Moderator and the elders present and the names of the absentees. 

Record the opening and closing of each meeting with prayer. 

At Stated Meetings, the minutes of the preceding meeting(s) shall be 
read and approved. 

The minutes should show the election of representatives to Presbytery 
and their reports on attendance and diligence. 

The record of each meeting is to be duly attested by the Clerk. 

The minutes shall state the composition of the session with regard to 
racial ethnic members, women, men, and age groups, and how this 
corresponds to the composition of the congregation. 

Minutes and other official records of the session shall include minutes 
of congregational meetings and records of the board of deacons and the 
board of trustees of the particular church. 

Every session shall maintain rolls of members as defined by G-5.0200, 
and registers as provided below (G-10.0302). Minutes should indicate 
at least annual updating and review by the Session. 

a. Membership Rolls . The names of the members shall be placed upon, 
removed, or deleted from the rolls of the church only by order of 
the session whenever the session is fully satisfied that such action 
is justified. 

(1) Baptized Members' Roll. The baptized members' roll shall list 
the names of those persons baptized in the particular church who 



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have not made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and 
Savior, and children of active members or of ministers of the 
Word and Sacrament related to the particular church, when such 
children have been baptized elsewhere. 

(2) Active Members' Roll. The active members' roll shall list the 
names of those who have been received into the membership of the 
church and who are active in the church's work and worship. The 
number of members on this roll shall be reported to the General 
Assembly 

An active member who has temporarily moved from the community 
may become an affiliate member of another church of this 
denomination or of a denomination in correspondence with the 
General Assembly, in which case the session may issue a 
certificate of good standing. (G-15.0201.) The certificate 
shall be directed to a particular church named therein, shall 
commend the member to its pastoral care and shall be valid for 
two years. Upon the issuance of the certificate, the session 
shall retain the name of the member on the active roll of the 
church until the person is received into membership in the other 
church. 

When a member moves and can no longer be active in the work and 
worship of the church of membership, it shall be that person's 
duty to become an active member of a church in the community 
where that person is living. The session of the church of 
membership shall inform the person of this duty as soon as 
practicable and shall notify a church in the new community and 
request it to provide pastoral care with a view to membership. 
In addition, notice shall be sent to either the presbytery 
office or to the stated clerk of the presbytery or both. 

(3) Inactive Members' Roll. The inactive members' roll shall list 
the names of those who have been removed from the active members 
roll because of their failure, in the judgment of the session, 
to participate in the church's work and worship. No member 
shall be transferred from the active to the inactive roll until 
that member shall have failed intentionally to participate in 
the work and worship of the church for a period of one year and 
until the session shall have made diligent effort to discover 
the cause of the member's nonparticipation and to restore the 
member to activity in the church's work and worship. Any member 
whose name is so transferred shall be notified of this action. 

A nonresident member to whom the notice required above has been 
given may after one year be placed on the inactive members' 
roll. The session shall then advise the person at the last 
known address to request a certificate of transfer to a 
Christian church in the community of residence. 

(4) Affiliate Members' Roll. The affiliate members' roll shall list 
the names of those who have been received into affiliate 
membership by the session and who are active in the church's 
work and worship. Affiliate membership must be renewed every 
two years. 

Registers. The session shall keep complete registers of: 

(1) Marriages, including marriages of all members of the church, all 
marriages conducted by the ministerial staff of the church, and 
all marriages performed on church property. 

(2) Baptisms 

(a) Infant Baptism. Include name, parents' names, and date of 



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birth of those being baptized and the names of persons 
presenting the children for baptism. 

(b) Adult Baptisms. Include name, parents' names, and date of 
birth of those being baptized. 

(3) Elders, with the name of the church in which each was ordained, 
the date of ordination, terms of active service, and the record 
of removals. 

(4) Deacons, with the name of the church in which each was ordained, 
the date of ordination, terms of active service, and the record 
of removals. 

(5) Pastors, co-pastors, associate pastors, assistant pastors, 
interim pastors, stated supplies, and parish associates serving 
the church, with dates of service. 



Salem Presbytery 
Checklist for review of Sessional records for 1989. 



Approve Exception 

1. Was there a record of the date, time, and place of 

each meeting? 

2. Were the names of Moderator, elders present and 

absent listed? 



3. Was the practice of opening and closing meetings 
with prayer recorded? 

4. Were Minutes of preceding meeting(s) subtitled and 
and approved for each such meeting? 

5. Did the Minutes show both the election and the 
reporting back to Session of Commissioners to 
Presbytery? 

6. Were the Minutes of each meeting attested with the 
signature of clerk? 

7. Was the composition of the Session recorded as to: 

- racial ethnic members 

- women members 

- men members, and 

- age groupings 

as compared to those same categories in the 
congregation at large ? 

- racial ethnic members 

- women members 

- men members, and 

- age groupings 



8. Were Minutes of Congregational Meetings included 
in the Session Minute book? 

9. Was review of the records of the Deacons (if 
applicable) indicated? 

10. Was review of the records of the Trustees indicated? 



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11. Do the Sessional Records indicate that the following 
rolls are being maintained? 

( 1 ) Baptized members 

(2) Active members 

(3) Affiliate members 

(4) Inactive members 

12. Do the Sessional Records indicate that the following 
registers are being maintained? 

( 1 ) Marriages 

(2) Baptisms 

(3) Elders 

(4) Deacons 

(5) Pastors (w/dates of service) 

13. Were records adequate in describing the background 
and business transacted? 



For Information: 

1. A proposal from the Synod Consultation on Mission Partnership Funding was 
approved by Synod's Council and forwarded to each Presbytery Council in the 
Synod. After hearing a presentation by Dr. Carroll Jenkins, Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic Executive, Council concurred with Synod Council's action to 
withdraw from the General Assembly Mission Partnership Funding plan by 1993. 

INTERPRETATION OF A PROPOSAL ON PARTNERSHIP FUNDS 

CONSULTATIONS 

On April 27, representatives of General Assembly, the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic and all of its constituent presbyteries met in Consultation on 
Mission Funding. As a part of that consultation, they adopted a formal 
proposal to the council of synod and the councils of the presbyteries 
regarding "Partnership Funds". In order to act on this there are some 
things they felt council members should know about both synod's 
consultative/partnership process and "partnership funds". 

The Standing Rules of our new synod allow and call for consultations among 
presbyteries or between synod and some or all of its presbyteries. 
Generally, these consultations focus upon mission and ministry that is 
essentially presbytery based, but in which synod may have some role. Annual 
consultations between synods and presbyteries on mission funding are also 
required by the current mission funding plan of our denomination. 

Synod's Standing Rules say that if a formal proposal arises from any such 
consultation it should go first to synod's council for confirmation and then 
to the councils of the presbyteries for their confirmation. If a majority 
of the presbyteries participating respond in the affirmative within six 
months, this authorizes us to proceed with the activity. 

The May 27 Consultation on Mission Funding approved the submission of a 
proposal on withdrawing from General Assembly's Partnership Funds program 
to the councils of synod and presbyteries. This is the proposal being 
presented to you at your upcoming meeting. Action on this particular 
proposal is requested by July 11, the date the body set for a follow-up 
consultation to move ahead on this matter in a time frame that will keep us 
on target in the process. 

PARTNERSHIP FUNDS 

Basic to understanding partnership funds is the recognition that this 
process for redistributing money within the denomination from the more 



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affluent synods and presbyteries to those who need help to support mission 
and ministry within their own area or region. 

Years ago in the history of the UP stream, some of that was done through the 
General Assembly's Board of National Missions which supported both aided 
fields and some governing bodies. In time, especially after the 
disappearance of that Board with re-organization, the Council on 
Administrative Services took on the function of providing, initially, for 
support of staff in governing bodies that could not afford needed staff. 
Later, those funds were used to support program and dependent congregations. 
Eventually, funds were provided to support both staff and program. 

Though the PCUS style of providing for mutual support was quite different, 
focusing as it did on the presbyteries, partnership funds were carried over 
into the new denomination at the reunion. Several of the DP synods and 
presbyteries, including Piedmont and its presbyteries, were quite dependent 
upon this process for redistributing funds. 

More recently, some synods and presbyteries have opted out of the General 
Assembly's partnership funds program and negotiated that withdrawal in 
"revenue neutral" terms, so that neither presbytery, synod nor General 
Assembly get hurt in the process. That is, basically, to come to agreement 
on reducing gifts and support to General Assembly in proportion to 
partnership funds no longer received under the adopted plan. 

Previous consultations within the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic have voted to 
stop participating in the General Assembly Partnership Funds program and 
substituting a means of sharing in partnership among this synod and its 
presbyteries — but without a clear process for doing so. Each of these 
consultations has recognized that while we may choose to withdraw from the 
General Assembly program and process, we still have a need for a system of 
sharing and redistributing funds form more affluent presbyteries with the 
synod in support of the mission in support of mission within those of 
synod's presbyteries that are less affluent. A consultation last September 
called for the development of a plan and schedule for this withdrawal from 
General Assembly partnership funds and developing partnership funding within 
the synod. 

The proposal now before synod and presbytery councils is that plan and 
schedule as adopted and submitted to councils by representatives of General 
Assembly, the synod and its presbyteries gathered for the April 27 
consultation . 

THE PROPOSAL 

The proposed plan and schedule for withdrawal from General Assembly 
Partnership Funds and the development of the means of providing for mutual 
support of mission among the presbyteries of this synod is divided into four 

stages. Stage 1 - 1990 Negotiating Table has already taken place at the 

April 27 Consultation. Another consultation has been called for July 11 to 
move ahead with the process on the prescribed schedule, beginning with Stage 
2 - Enter process with G.A. 

This second stage is where all three governing bodies come together to work 
out schedules, targets and dates and commitments of percentages of total 
mission dollars that hurt neither the presbyteries, synod nor General 
Assembly. 

Stage 3 - Targets and Dates is simply the continuation of that agreed-upon 
process. 

Stage 4 - Consultation in Synod is where we come together in a consultative, 
partnership, negotiating process determine how and where money will come 
from through the synod to support the mission and ministry of synod and 
those presbyteries within synod which need help from sister presbyteries to 
strengthen our Presbyterian witness throughout the region. 



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The note at the end of the proposal outlines the schedule for reducing our 
participation in General Assembly Partnership Funds between now and January, 
1993, the date previously agreed upon. The April 27 consultation allocated 

the $585,000 already allocated to synod by the General Assembly $207,055 

to synod and $377,945 to eight of the thirteen presbyteries. 

Council has approved the following: 

The Consultation on Mission Funding, meeting at Richmond, VA on April 
27, 1990 recommends that the document headed "MISSION PARTNERSHIP 
FUNDING *Plan and Schedule for Withdrawal* be confirmed by Synod's 
council at its May 4-5, 1990 meeting and transmitted to the councils of 
all presbyteries within the synod for their confirmation as a formal 
proposal of this consultation. 

MISSION PARTNERSHIP FUNDING 

*Plan and Schedule for Withdrawal* 

1990 Negotiating Table 

Share information regarding resources. 
Share information regarding needs. 

Negotiate disbursement of 1990 funds and balances. 



Enter process with G.A. 
Consultation with General Assembly 

Re: 1. Withdrawal schedules. 

2. Percentage commitments. 

3. Synod and Presbytery Consultation. 



Targets and Dates 
Negotiated targets and dates adopted and implemented. 



Consultation in Synod 
Synod Support by Presbyteries. 

Presbytery needs examined in consultation process. 

New areas of Mission; Ministry; and Dream Projects reviewed 

together. 

Support is negotiated and agreed to by the Synod and 
Presbyteries in the Mission Funding Consultation. 



Note: It is suggested that funding from G.A. be phased out in the 
following target amounts: 

Year 1990 - Amount over needs and offerings. 
Year 1991 - One half of the amount used in 1990. 
Year 1992 - No General Assembly funds. 
Year 1993 - No funds. 

Four persons were appointed to serve on a Presbytery Office Location 
Committee. They are Bob Caudill, Jim Grant, Dale Davidson, and Rosa Yourse. 
They will explore options for a permanent location for the office 
including an offer from the Clemmons Church either to use a parcel of their 
land or to share space in a possible new building. 



Stage 1. - 

A. 
B. 
C. 

Stage 2. 

A. 



Stage 3. - 
A. 

Stage 4. - 

A. 
B. 
C. 



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3. Council heard and approved a request from the First Presbyterian Church of 
Thomasville to enter into an agreement with a neighboring attorney to use 
a small tract of church property to enlarge his parking lot. The church 
will have use of the parking lot on weekends and other times. 

4. Council approved requesting a one-page history from each church hosting 
Presbytery meeting to be included in the packet. 

5. In response to a request from the factfinding group appointed to visit the 
Fifth Street Shelter Ministries in Statesville, Council approved a one-time 
$5,000 grant to aid in the critical needs of the transition period of the 
new group operating that ministry after the Jubilee House Group moved to 
North Wilkesboro. 

6. Council has received as information resolutions from Back Creek and Fifth 
Creek Presbyterian Churches concerning the hazardous waste incinerator. 
These will be referred to the Bills and Overtures Committee for 
recommendation to Presbytery. See attached Appendix C. 



PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Jim Eller, Moderator 

The Personnel Committee has been busy with its work since the last meeting of 
Salem Presbytery, having met on March 13, May 22, and June 7, 1990. The 
committee was engaged in its primary tasks of overseeing the search for exempt 
staff; offering care and support to staff persons; evaluating their performance; 
and making recommendations regarding changes in terms of call. 

In the meeting of March 13, the committee met for lunch with Hewon Han, 
Associate for Congregational Life, and Carter Shelley, Associate for Care and 
Development of Leadership, to hear reports of their work and to offer support 
for their continuing ministry. Having been charged by presbytery on February 
3 with the job of searching for a person to fill the position of Hunger Action 
Enabler (permanent half-time position), the committee developed a strategy for 
the search, including advertising, screening applicants, and doing final 
interviews. 

The annual review of Willie Garvin, Associate for Finance and Business 
Affairs/Treasurer, was the committee's main order on May 22. Evaluations of Ms. 
Garvin's work revealed her strengths as a staff member and demonstrated how her 
work has given strong support to the presbytery during its start-up year. 
Dealing with the difficult task of developing a new office, Willie Garvin 
revealed herself to be "a team player" and a "problem solver" who has given good 
leadership to Salem Presbytery in the areas of business affairs and finance. 

The committee meeting on June 7 was devoted to interviewing the finalist 
candidates for the permanent, half-time Hunger Action Enabler Position. Several 
excellent candidates applied, and three finalists were interviewed and evaluated 
carefully as to their qualifications and experience. One candidate stood out 
as best suited for the position; and the committee voted to recommend Catherine 
Jane (Katy) Reed, presently a member of Salem Presbytery serving as Interim 
Hunger Action Enabler (half-time), for the position as permanent Hunger Action 
Enabler (half-time position). 



ACTIONS: 

1. Willie D. Garvin, Associate for Finance and Business 
Affairs/Treasurer, was commended for her job performance over the 
past year; the 5% salary increase previously approved by Presbytery 
will take effect on the anniversary date of her employment; and a 
prayer of thanksgiving and intercession was offered for her at an 
appropriate time during this meeting. 

2. The following position description for Hunger Action Enabler (half- 
time position) was approved. 

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POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR HUNGER ACTION ENABLER 



[Half Time Position] 

Title of Position 



The position shall be that of Hunger Action Enabler 



Accountability 

The Hunger Action Enabler is accountable through the Executive 
Presbyter/Stated Clerk and Personnel Committee to Salem 
Presbytery. 



Responsibilities 

It shall be the duty of the Hunger Action Enabler to: 

A. Raise the level of awareness by Salem Presbyterians 
regarding the extent and causes of hunger both in our area 
and places of critical need worldwide, and the actions 
already being taken by Presbyterians to deal with the 
problem. 



B. Enable participation in and development of hunger programs 
by congregations, the presbytery, and ecumenical groups, in 
keeping with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) guidelines for 
hunger action projects. 

C. Develop a working relationship with our denominational 
Presbyterian Hunger Program, especially concerning 
international projects. 

D. Energize Salem Presbyterians to advocate before public and 
private sector leaders the need for creative new policies 
to combat hunger. 

E. Develop a network of hunger contact persons in the 
congregations of Salem Presbytery. 

F. Identify, develop, and recommend education/action resources 
and effective models of hunger action programs to be used 
by Salem Presbyterians. 

G. Identify and help strengthen efforts already in place in our 
area meeting the needs of poor and hungry people through 
programs of direct relief and/or self -development. 

H. Serve as resource person to the Salem Presbytery Hunger and 
Peacemaking Committees, as well as, the Division of Church 
in the World. 

I. Administer the Salem Presbytery Hunger Program. 

3. Catherine Jane (Katy) Reed was called to the permanent, half-time 
position of Hunger Action Enabler. The terms of the call are: 

Salary /Housing $18,500.00 

Pension 4,625.00 

Social Security 1,415.25 

Dental 128.00 

Continuing Education 500.00 

Travel 2,250.00 



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HUNGER COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Moderator 



Clyde Cook introduced Ilunga Kalenga, Director of the Christian Health Center, 
Mbujimayi, Zaire, who spoke to the Presbytery about our partnership. 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
Rocky Ward, Moderator 

Jim VanHecke reported for the Committee in the absence of the Moderator. 
The Higher Education Committee is pleased to announce the opportunity to begin 
a Presbyterian Campus Ministry in the Winston-Salem area. Trinity Presbyterian 
Church, in calling the Rev. Mr. Stewart Ellis for 3/4 time to serve the Church, 
will make him available at 1/4 time for campus ministry. Mr. Ellis will work 
at Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University for an average of 
twelve hours per week. 

The timing is right with approximately five hundred Presbyterian students at 
Wake Forest and an undetermined number at Winston-Salem State. There is a very 
positive cooperative spirit among the campus ministers at these institutions and 
Wake Forest will provide office and meeting space. 

Local area Presbyterian churches have expressed a high degree of interest in 
beginning this ministry and several have pledged financial support for the 
remainder of 1990. Additional funds will come from the Higher Education 
Committee in order to provide 1/4 salary and benefits for Mr. Ellis and money 
for program expenses. Presbytery office will provide secretarial support for 
the remainder of 1990. 



The Campus Minister will be accountable to and evaluated by the Higher Education 
Committee for his work. During the first twelve months, a Campus Ministry Board 
consisting of persons from the supporting churches and the institutions served 
will be formed. The board will begin providing oversight and support for the 
program. 

There has been a need for a Presbyterian presence in campus ministry in the 
Winston-Salem area. The Higher Education Committee commends Trinity Church and 
the local supporting churches for their vision and support. 



PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 
Frank Dew, Moderator 

Mrs. Ann McKee reported for the Committtee in the absence of the Moderator. 

Since the printing of the information on the Peacemaking Report Kay-Robert 
Volkwijn has accepted a call to be Associate Executive for the Synod of Mid- 
America. We rejoice with Kay-Robert in this call, but we shall miss his 
services as a Peacemaking Enabler. We now need someone to work along with Jim 
Moore who could be responsible for the eastern half of the presbytery. If you 
know of anyone who might be interested, have them contact Frank Dew. 

The montreat Peacemaking Conference will be focusing on "Making Peace with 
the Earth". The dates are October 21-24. We have a house capable of sleeping 
14 people. If you are interested in joining us, please let Frank Dew know. 
Scholarship funds are available. 

Also, let me remind you that materials and resources available through the 
Peacemaking Program in Louisville are outside on our table. 

And finally we would like to present certificates to the following churches 
which have signed the commitment to Peacemaking: 



Graham Presbyterian Church, Graham, N.C. 
Freedom Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N.C. 



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Lansing Presbyterian Church, Lansing, N.C. 
Prospect Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N.C. 



SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 
Mary Boyd Click, Moderator 

Steve McCutchan introduced Chuck Snyder who spoke to the Presbytery on 
homelessness . 

AD HOC COMMITTEE 
5TH STREET SHELTER MINISTRIES, STATESVILLE 

Tom Miller reported for the Ad Hoc Committee. 

Mr. Moderator, sisters and brothers in Salem Presbytery, I was appointed by the 
Moderator of the Division of the Church in the World to chair a task group 
ordered by the Presbytery to investigate the Shelter Ministries in Iredell 
County . 

I stand before you today to confirm our report that Fifth Street Shelter 
Ministries is alive and well in Statesville. The task group of five persons, 
including Clyde Cook, Frank Dew, Daisy Keaton, Jean Rodenbough and myself, met 
with the new Administrative Director, Neil Furr, and the Chair of the Board of 
Directors, Ms. Pam Simon, then made an onsight visit to the Shelters and offices 
of the Ministry. We visited there with other staff members and met again to 
prepare our report. The Governing Body will want to know that the Ministries 
is completely reorganized with a new staff and a new board of directors. 

The Board of Directors is made up of a combination of new and experienced board 
members. "The new board, according to the administrative director, is comprised 
of twelve very active members. It not consists of two ministers, a retired 
college professor, a newspaper general manager, a banker, a civil rights 
activist, an elected president of the Chamber of Commerce, two school teachers, 
two lawyers, a person involved with the juvenile court system, (and) a formerly 
battered woman — liberal and conservative members, six women, six men, five 
blacks, and both quiet and loquacious members. Each member of the board has 
pledged to do something every day for the shelters . " 

Our report reads in part: 

We were impressed with the determination and commitment of the board 
to continuing the work of the ministry. The facilities were in 
improved condition and all of the services of the ministry have been 
maintained during this time of transition. The staff seems well 
qualified and excited about the work they are doing. . . .On the 
basis of our visit, we found the Fifth Street Shelter Ministries to 
be a vital and vitally important part of the Statesville community, 
and we strongly recommend it to Presbytery for consideration in 
future funding requests. 

The Board was unable to get organized fast enough and gain a 501c(3) tax status 
before a number of important funding deadlines were passed. As a result the 
ministry has had a critical cash flow crunch. That situation has now improved 
due to three facts: 

1. the United Way has reinstated its $32,000 1990 appropriation and has 
approved a $40,000 appropriation for 1991, 

2. the ministry has been awarded a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds 
Foundation of $20,000 for the Battered Women's Shelter, and 

3. an emergency one time grant of $5,000 was approved from Salem 
Presbytery. This does not solve all the fiscal problems, but greatly 
improves them and bodes well for the funding of the Ministries in the 
future. 



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ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the report and admitted it to record. 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
Steve Hundley, Moderator 

From the vision of antecedent Orange Presbytery came the development of a Korean 
congregation in Greensboro. Meeting first in the First Presbyterian Church of 
that city, the Korean First Presbyterian Church was organized by Salem 
Presbytery on April 6, 1989. The Reverend Paul Ryoo was called as the first 
pastor. 

In early 1990 the congregation moved to meet in the Westminster Church on West 
Friendly Avenue, still in Greensboro. The new church continues to grow and have 
longed for their own place of worship. They have developed a Building Fund and 
for some time have been in dialogue with the Church Development Committee about 
help in acquiring property in western Guilford County. 

The Church Development Committee is excited about the property found with the 
expert help of Mr. Bill Hylton, SRA, a member of the Committee. It is described 
in the accompanying material, along with the plans of Korean First Church toward 
construction of a building. Mr. Hylton 's letter summarizes the terms of the 
contract between the owners Robert E. and Esther M. Campbell and Salem 
Presbytery. 

The Committee unanimously recommended the purchase of this property for 
development by the congregation. The Council also voted unanimously to concur 
in this recommendation to Salem Presbytery: 



ACTIONS : 

1. Salem Presbytery authorized its Trustees to purchase a tract of land 
at the corner of National Service Road and St. Paul's Church Road 
in western Guilford County, North Carolina, and described in Deed 
Book 2542, at page 644, Register of Deeds, Guilford County, under 
the terms of the contract enclosed herewith. 

2. The Church Development Committee in consultation with Ms. Willie 
Garvin, Presbytery Associate for Finance and Business 
Affairs/Treasurer, was authorized to complete the arrangements for 
the purchase of the parcel of land at a purchase price not to exceed 
$67,000. 

3. Salem Presbytery approved for this purpose the use of funds from its 
designated Church Development Funds, and the Church Development 
Committee was authorized to develop an appropriate funding plan. 

4. Salem Presbytery authorized and instructed the Trustees of 
Presbytery to execute all necessary documents to complete the 
purchase of the parcel of land described above. 

5. Salem Presbytery paused for prayer thanking God for guidance in 
bringing us to this next step in the continuing growth and 
effectiveness of this new church. 



REPORT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS 
Commissioners Dale Davidson, Frank Allen, Jane Miller, Herb Nelson and Youth 

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Advisory Delegate Jennifer Sherrill reported on the meeting of the General 
Assembly in Salt Lake City. 

WORSHIP AND COMMUNION 

At 11:30 a.m. the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion led 
by Charles Carter. The preacher was the Rev. Cynthia Higgins. Mr. Stan Grady 
was the organist. 

LUNCH 

Follwing announcements and Prayers of Thanksgiving led by Rev. Cynthia Higgins, 
the Presbytery was recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1:15 the Presbytery reconvened in two sections to hear trial sermons by 
Candidates for Ordination Ron Smith and Robert Messick-Watkins . Following their 
sermons, Presbytery reassembled and was led in Prayers of Intercession by Stan 
Voth. 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE DIVISION 

The Division convened at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Presbytery 
Office in Clemmons. Those present included Linda Blessing, Loretta James, Tom 
Miller, Charles McKee, Stan Voth, Ida McCaskill and Hewon Han. Those excused 
were Pat Stewart, Delores Spielman, Tom Clymer and Fred Coates. The meeting was 
opened with prayer by the moderator, Linda Blessing. 

Committee Reports. 

EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: The general response to the Kerygma Workshop 
has been excellent. The PREM advocates are beginning to hold the area workshops 
for Pastors and Educators. The committee is in the process of examining the 
entire structure of the division, so that it will reflect the pattern of 
ministry of a local congregation. There will be a training session for the new 
Confirmation Curriculum "Journey of Faith" to be held in Richmond, Va. on 
November 7-9, 1990. This is a General Assembly sponsored event, to which each 
Presbytery is asked to send two persons who will come back to the Presbytery and 
train others in how to use the material. 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE: No report. 

STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Held a workshop for pastors and stewardship 
committee members of the congregation on May 19, at Clemmons Presbyterian 
Church. About 47 people attended thw rokshop which was led by Rev. Claude 
Godwin, Associate Director of Mission Funding, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
The response was very positive. The committee is also working on interpretive 
materials for churches to be used in their stewardship campaign. 

WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE: The committee plans and conducts worship services 
at presbytery meetings. The service at the April Presbytery was well received 
and there was no problem in using a candidate for preaching. However, the 
committee feels that if there is more than one candidate to preach at presbytery 
meetings, there will be a problem with the worship service. It will be better 
to have them preach at some other time. In the interest of saving time at 
presbytery meetings, the committee modified opening and closing services. 

YOUTH MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: The Spring rally at Tanglewood Park was a success. 
One hundred forty seven youth and advisors attended the rally. The fall retreat 
for Senior Highs (9th through 12th grade) will be held on September 28-30 at 
Camp New Hope. The cost will be $40.00 which includes meals and lodging. Watch 
the Salem Sampler and Presbytery packet for announcements and registration. 



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The Winter retreat for Junior Highs will be held in February, 1991. When the 
plans are finalized, the committee will inform local churches. The committee 
also concurred reluctantly to cut the budget $1,000.00 at the request of the 
Budget and Finance Committee. 

RESOURCE CENTER COMMITTEE: Adopted Mission Statement. 

The Salem Presbytery Resource Centers exist to serve the local 
congregations, both laity and staff by providing print and mixed media 
resources and equipment for their use. The Resource Centers Committee 
accomplishes this task by: 



1. Maintaining Presbytery's Resource Centers by: 

a. purchasing new materials/equipment/supplies 

b. establishing policies for circulation of materials and 
equipment 

c. overseeing circulation of material and equipment 

d. maintaining equipment 

e. recruiting/training volunteers to staff centers 

2. Promoting Centers by: 

a. publicizing material through the Salem Sampler, displays, 
brochures, etc. 

b. publishing and distributing a Resource Centers Catalog 
listing all available material and equipment 

c. updating the catalog periodically as new material is 
purchased 

3. Committee maintenance by: 

a. drawing up budget requests to present to Presbytery 

b. overseeing the disperion of Resource Center funds 

c. evaluating the use of Centers, staff and equipment needs, 
materials and making recommendations based on these 
evaluations. 

ADULT MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: Ed Powers, Wendy Yoder and Delores Spielman 
conferred at the Montreat Leadership Conference on Older Adults, May 14-18. The 
committee will meet later to strategize how to make a contact with the churches 
that did not respond to the survey. 



SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE: Plans are being made for a 
congregational retreat with Thomasville Presbyterian Church on October 12-14, 
1990. The committee is also planning to publish an Advent Devotional Booklet 
for Presbytery. 

SINGLES COMMITTEE: Forty-five singles attended the first retreat on Marcy 30 
to April 1, at Myrtle Beach. The committee is preparing a singles newsletter 
to be sent to the churches and single committee contacts. The committee is also 
planning a cookout at Tanglewood park on September 23. 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Pathways to Leadership will be held on 
Saturday, September 15, 1990, at First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem. 

Melva Costen of Atlanta, Chair of the New Hymnbook Committee, will be the 
keynote speaker and lead a workshop on the new hymnbook. The committee feels 
there are exceptional courses and leaders for this year's event. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Moderator 



RECEPTION OF RONALD A. SMITH 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Ronald A. Smith. This 

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candidate has passed the General Assembly standard exams, received a 
diploma from an accredited theological school, and has been examined by 
the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

a. Ronald Anthony Smith was examined and received into Salem Presbytery 
so that he may accept the Call of the Fairmont Presbyterian Church 
of Lexington, NC. The effective date is July 15, 1990. 

Ron has a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in 
Decatur, Georgia, and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the 
University of North Carolina. His membership is in the Forest Hill 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He most recently has been working 
with the Atlantic Coast Sports Communications of Charlotte, a sport 
graphics business, where he is owner and operator. 

b. His credo which follows was approved. 

I believe in one God who is both three in one and one in three. 
Though the term "Trinity" does not appear in the Scriptures, it is 
evident to me from Scripture and from the creeds of the church that 
the Godhead consists of this one God, God the Father, God the Son, 
and God the Holy Spirit. In the Trinity, we see a relational God 
who creates, redeems, and comforts. 

I believe that God created the heavens and the earth and that 
God created man and woman in God ' s own image . Although made in 
God's image, our sinfulness does not allow us to live in community 
as God desires for us to do. However, God does not abandon God's 
creation or children. God's love, mercy, justice, grace, and 
forgiveness sought to restore that which was broken, to heal that 
which was marred, and to find all who were lost. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to us both 
fully human and fully divine. He is the Word of God Incarnate. 
Through Christ's life, death, resurrection, and ascension, the gift 
of eternal salvation is offered freely to those who confess His 
name. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, who is God's presence in the 
world today. Through God's Spirit, we are convicted of sin, 
sustained and empowered for service to God and to others. The Holy 
Spirit challenges the church and individual believers to respond 
faithfully to the Word of God. 

I believe the Bible is the Word of God. The Old and New 
Testaments are the unique and authoritative rule of faith and life 
for believers. 

I believe the church to be the Body of Christ. I believe in 
the priesthood of believers, that all believers have equal access 
to God through Christ. I believe that each believer is called to 
share his or her gifts and talents with the church in the building 
up of the body and that all members are of equal importance in the 
body, of which Christ is the head. 

The church is brought together in worship to glorify God. The 
church is to reach out to the world in word and deed as it seeks to 
share the Good News of the Gospel. 

I believe the church correctly celebrates two sacraments, the 
Lord's Supper and Baptism. The sacraments are visible signs and 
seals of God's grace and declare His presence with believers. 

In the Lord's Supper the faithful remember the sacrifice of 
our Lord Jesus Christ, while at the same time celebrating the 
nourishing presence of God. 

In Baptism, we celebrate the washing away of sins, our new life 
in Christ, as well as proclaiming God's faithfulness and presence 
in the lives of infants baptized that they may grow to accept Jesus 
as Lord and Savior. 

I endorse the form of government of our denomination, I am 
guided by its confessions and I embrace the connectional nature of 
our church. 



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f . 



Presbytery heard and approved a sermon on Luke 22:31-34. 

Presbytery heard his statement of personal faith and commitment to 
the ministry of the Word and Sacraments, and approved his 
examination. 

The following Terms of Call to Mr. Smith were approved: 



Salary/Soc . Secur . 
Housing 

Pension/Medical 
Car Allowance 
Continuing Education/ 
Book Allowance 
Moving Costs 

TOTAL 

Vacation 
Study Leave 



$20,374.25 
6,112.28 
6,621.63 
2,250.00 

500.00 
864.44 
$36,725.60 

Four weeks 
Two weeks 



The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install and 
Ordain Mr. Smith as Pastor of the Fairmont Presbyterian Church on 
August 5, 1990, at 4:00 p.m. 



NAME 

Kenneth Craig 
Robert Jeffords 

Peggy Styers 

Robert S. Owens, Jr. 
Harry Wilson 
John Wilkerson 
Bill Sosebee 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Moderate/Charge Pastor 
Propound Constitutional 

Questions to Minister 
Propound Constitutional 

Questions to Congre. 
Preach 

Read Scripture 
Prayer 

Charge Congregation 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 
Minister 

Elder 

Minister 
Elder 
Minister 
Minister 



Mr. Smith was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



EXAMINATION OF ROBERT MESSICK-WATKINS 



ACTION: 



Presbytery proceeded with the examination of Robert Messick-Watkins. 
This candidate has passed the General Assembly Standard Examinations, 
received a diploma from an accredited theological school, and has been 
examined by the Examinations Committee of Presbytery. 

a. Robert Messick-Watkins was examined by Salem Presbytery, at the 
request of Cincinnati Presbytery. His candidacy was transferred to 
Cincinnati Presbytery in order that he may be received into that 
presbytery in order to accept the Call of the Ludlow Presbyterian 
Church of Ludlow, Kentucky. 

Robert is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, and 
Davidson College. He is a candidate of this presbytery. The 
examination is at the request of Cincinnati Presbytery, who feels 
the home presbytery is in a better position to examine candidates. 
Robert is the son of the Rev. John Watkins, the former pastor of the 
Forest Park Presbyterian Church of Statesville, which is Robert's 
home church. 



b. Presbytery heard and approved a sermon on Ecclesiastes 1:1-10 and 
Luke 2:8-15. 

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c. Presbytery heard his statement of personal faith and commitment to 
the ministry of the Word and Sacrament, and approved his 
examination. 



RECEPTION OF CHARLES FITZPATRICK 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the reception of Charles Fitzpatrick, honorably 
retired. 

a. The Reverend Charles Fitzpatrick was examined and received by 
Salem Presbytery, transferring from Trinity Presbytery to Salem 
so that he may be a member of the Presbytery in which he resides 
during retirement. 

Charles is presently living in Asheboro. Most recently, he served 
as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, SC 
and as Chaplain to two units of the Presbyterian Home of South 
Carolina located in Clinton. 

b. His credo which follows was approved. 

I believe that I am a member of God's Covenant Community 
through God's grace in Jesus Christ. I was baptized as an infant 
into that community, I cannot remember when I was not aware of my 
place in it, and within that community of faith I have learned about 
God, and human beings, and God's will for creation. 

The world was created by God. Human beings are part of that 
created order, but occupy a special place in it. Humans are created 
in God's image for fellowship with Him and each other, and history 
is leading to the time when such fellowship will be restored through 
God's action in Jesus Christ. 

Restoration is necessary because of the sin of human beings. 
Sin was and is an act of rebellion against our Creator, an effort 
to be more than we were created to be. All humans sin, they are 
unable to stop on their own effort, and need God to act to make 
things right again. 

I believe the Bible when it says that "God is love." Only love 
on the part of the Creator can explain for me the action of God in 
History revealing Himself as Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer of the 
world. In spite of human disobedience, the Creator continues to 
love human beings and to welcome them into the Kingdom of God. 

I believe that Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Mary, is also the 
Son of God, sent into the world as a human being to reconcile all 
humanity to God the Creator. The process of proclaiming 
reconciliation has been entrusted to believers in Jesus, the Church, 
and reconciliation is open to all who will accept the offer. The 
worth of a human being can be seen in the fact that Jesus was human, 
and the potential for human beings can be seen in Jesus, for he is 
what we were created to be. 

I believe that the Holy Spirit is God. The Spirit moves in 
mysterious ways to bring about God's purpose on earth. The Spirit 
accompanies the Word, laying its message on the hearts of people 
(illumining it), and the Spirit unites believers in the Church, the 
Body of Christ. 

I believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, 
because that is the way this God has revealed himself to us in the 
Bible. To speak of the Father, or of the Son, or of the Holy 
Spirit, is to speak of ONE God in three persons. This one God is 
the God of love who created, sustains, and redeems. 

I believe the Church is the agency through which God makes 
himself known in the world today. Through preaching the Word, and 



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living the Word, witness is made to the redeeming work of Jesus 
until He comes again after defeating every enemy that opposes God's 
will. 

I believe that we can all live in hope, for God has revealed 
that the future is in His hands. The forces of evil are doomed, 
and God's purpose will finally be achieved. 

b. Mr. Fitzpatrick was instructed to sign the obligations required of 
a minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF SAMUEL STEVENSON 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery approved the call of Samuel Stevenson to Grace 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, NC. 

a. The Samuel Stevenson was examined and received by Salem Presbytery, 
transferring his membership from New Hope Presbytery so that he may 
accept the Call of Grace Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem, NC. 
The effective date is September 1, 1990. 

Sam is presently serving the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Wilson, 
NC. 

b. His credo which follows was approved. 

I believe that God is the Creator of heaven and earth. I 
believe that God made human beings in the image of God and charged 
them with the stewardship of living in community, loving one another 
as God loved, and caring for all that is placed under their 
dominion. I believe that God is gracious and merciful and 
constantly at work in the world to bring humankind to wholeness 
through Jesus Christ. 

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. I believe 
that God's perfect love is expressed in Jesus Christ and that Christ 
is the standard, the ideal, of God's purpose for humankind. Through 
Christ, I am learning the meaning of love and experiencing the 
application of my knowledge in daily living. To this end, I 
struggle, but I also rejoice, give thanks and praise, for God's 
grace compels me to a continuing life of service for purposes of 
Christ. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit as the indwelling, illumining, 
sustaining power of God. The Holy Spirit is sent to empower the 
Church to do the ministry of Christ. The Holy Spirit inspires and 
orders the productive use of the variety of gifts from a variety of 
racial, ethnic, and culturally diverse persons, also ages, sexes, 
and disabilities. The Holy Spirit binds brothers and sisters 
together as they mutually encourage and nurture one another's faith 
to maturity in Christ. 

I believe the sacraments of the Church to be Baptism and the 
Lord's Supper as instituted by Christ. In Baptism, persons are 
united with Jesus Christ and made members of the household of faith. 
Baptism is the act of initiating persons into the Church to begin 
a life of Christian service. 

The Lord's Supper commemorates Jesus' perfect sacrifice for 
humankind. It renews, enables, and nourishes our faith in the 
saving power of God's love through Christ. It gives us needed 
spiritual food and strength to love God with all that is within us. 

I believe in the authority of the Word of God as recorded in 
the Holy Scriptures and as revealed to humankind. Through 
Scripture, we learn of God's love for us as manifested in Christ. 
That love is a source of redemptive power drawing humanity into a 



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new relationship with God. By this grace, I am called to 
life as servant in the service of the Lord. 



give my 



The following Terms of Call were approved for Mr. Stevenson: 

Salary $18,000.00 

Housing 10,500.00 

Social Security 1,648.00 

Professional Expenses 2,250.00 

Pension/Medical 7,537.00 

TOTAL $40,435.00 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Two weeks 

The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install 
Mr. Stevenson as Pastor of the Grace Presbyterian Church on October 
21, 1990, at 4:00 p.m. 



NAME 



RESPONSIBILITY 



MINISTER/ELDER 



J. Herbert Nelson Moderator 
Carter Shelley 
Frank Thomas 
Jud Milam 
Cora Massey 

Roberta Howell (New Hope Presbytery) 
Antonia Lawrence (New Hope Presbytery) 
James Costen (Cherokee Presbytery) 



Minister 

Minister 

Elder 

Minister 

Elder 

Elder 

Minister 

Minister 



Mr. Stevenson was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF STEWART E. ELLIS 



ACTION: 

Presbytery approved the call of Stewart Ellis to Trinity Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem, NC. 

a. The Rev. Stewart E. Ellis was examined and received by Salem 
Presbytery so that he may accept the Call of the Trinity 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem. This call is in conjunction 
with a campus ministry position in the Winston-Salem area. The 
effective date is July 15, 1990. 

Stewart is presently pastor of the Cameron Presbyterian Church of 
Cameron, NC. 

b. His credo which follows was approved. 

"By the grace of God I am what I am..." (I Cor. 15:10). Grace 
is not only the brown-eyed brunette who happens to be my wife, but 
God's grace is the starting and ending place for my personal faith. 

I trust in a merciful, slow-to-anger God who keeps on reaching 
out to me and forgiving me when I take two steps backward for each 
one forward. 

God continues to speak to me through the writings of the Old 
and New Testaments. And in a special way, Jesus of Nazareth, his 
life, teachings, death and resurrection, is like a window to help 
me see into the heart of a gracious God. And like a mirror Jesus 
shows me what kind of human being God wants me to be. 



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I trust in the God of Easter who can being radically new 
possibilities for growth, new life, wonder and hope out of human 
pain and suffering. 

In the context of God's gracious gifts, common things (like 
bread, wine and water) and ordinary sinners (like you and me) can 
take on profound significance and usefulness in God's kingdom. 

I believe John 3:16 and II Cor. 5:19 sum up to the gospel in 
two verses. The God who sent Jesus also sends us (Christ's body) 
into the world which God loves. Thus the focus of ministry and 
mission is not just the church but also the world. 

The God who cares for us calls us to care for the earth, to 
share the Good News, to serve with compassion, and to work for 
justice and peace for all women, men and children. 

In all of life and ministry, we are not alone. The Spirit of 
God is always with us bringing us healing hope, strength and 
encouragement and reminding us that in the end we are in the hands 
of a gracious God. 

c. The following Terms of Call were approved for Mr. Ellis: 

Salary $ 17,000.00 

Use of Manse Provided 

Furnishing/Utilities 3,591.20 

Medical Insurance/ Annuity 6,042.14 

Automobile allowance 2,250.00 

Continuing education 500.00 (as used) 

Book allowance 500.00 (as used) 

TOTAL $ 29,533.84 

Vacation Four weeks 

Moving Costs Provided 
Study Leave Two weeks 



d. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install him 
as the Pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, on 
August 26, 1990, at 7:30 p.m. 

NAME RESPONSIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



Carter Shelley 


Preside & Propound 


Minister 




Constitutional Questions 




Albert C. Winn 


Preach 


Minister 


Atlanta Presbytery 






Mary Homrighaus 


Charge the Minister 


Elder 


Fran Phillips-Olson 


Charge the Congregation 


Minister 


Steve McCutchan 


Lead in Worship 


Minister 


Dusty Fiedler 


Lead in Worship 


Minister 


Rudy Boone 


Lead in Worship 


Elder 


Laura Spangler 


Lead in Worship 


Minister 


Harriet Morton 


Lead in Worship 


Elder 


W. A. Sherrill 


Lead in Worship 


Elder 



e. Mr. Ellis was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY REPORT 
Judson Milam, Moderator 



Since the April meeting of Presbytery, the Preparation for Ministry Committee 
held a one-day consultation with Salem's ministerial inquirers and candidates, 
and the Professional Development Committee sponsored an afternoon workshop on 
goal setting for church professionals. The majority of the Committee on 
Ministry work has concerned churches calls to new pastors and the supplying of 
preachers and moderators for recently vacated pulpits. 



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MINISTERS TRANSFERRING TO OTHER PRESBYTERIES: 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee On Ministry concerning Ministers 
Transferring to other Presbyteries were admitted to the record of Salem 
Presbytery as its actions: 

a. The Rev. Tyrone Burkette was transferred from Salem Presbytery to 
Western Reserve Presbytery so that he may accept the call of the 
Calvary Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio. The effective date 
is July 1, 1990. 

b. The relationship between The Rev. Thomas Hugh Clvmer and the 
Franklin Presbyterian Church of Salisbury, NC was dissolved, so that 
he may transfer to Tropical Florida Presbytery to accept the Call 
of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Pembroke Pines, Florida. The 
effective date is July 22, 1990. 

c. The relationship between The Rev. Dan Durway and the Crestwood 
Presbyterian Church of High Point was dissolved, so that he may 
transfer to South Louisiana Presbytery to accept the call of the 
Highland Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 
effective date is August 20, 1990. 



MINISTER TRANSFERRING WITHIN THE PRESBYTERY 



ACTION: 

The Call of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro to The Rev . 
Barbara Dua to be Associate Pastor was approved. The effective date is 
August 1, 1990. 

Barbara is presently serving as Campus Minister at the University of 
North Carolina in Greensboro, NC. 

a. The following Terms of Call to Ms. Dua were approved: 



Salary 

Pension/Medical 
Car Allowance 
Continuing Education 
Total 



$44,400.00 
11,100.00 
2,200.00 
1,500.00 

$59,000.00 



Vacation time - four weeks 
Study leave - two weeks 

The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install her as 
Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, on 
September 2, 1990, at 11:15 a.m. 



NAME 

Jerold D. Shetler 
John M. Buchanan 

Presbytery of Chicago 
Barbara Clawson 
Dale Davidson 
Luella Graves 
John M. Handley 



RESPONSIBILITY 

Preside 
Preach 

Installation Prayer 
Pastoral Prayer 

Propound Constitutional 
Questions 



MINISTER/ELDER 

Minister 
Minister 

Elder 
Elder 
Elder 
Minister 



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Zeb N. Holler Charge to the pastor Minister 

Jeannette G. Rodenbough Charge to congregation Minister 



ACTION: 



The Call of the Yadkinville Presbyterian Church as pastor to The Rev. 
Ann B. Jahnes was approved. The effective date is October 1, 1990. 

Ms. Jahnes is presently serving as Stated Supply to this congregation. 

a. The following Terms of Call to Ms. Jahnes were approved. This Call 
is based on approximately two thirds time: 



Salary $10,795.70 

Housing 4,000.00 

Car Allowance 3,000.00 

Pension/Medical 3,698.93 

Continuing Education 500.00 

Book Allowance 150. 00 

TOTAL $22,144.63 

Vacation Four weeks 

Study Leave Four weeks 



b. The following Administrative Commission was appointed to Install Ms. 
Jahnes as Pastor of the Yadkinville Presbyterian Church on October 
14, 1990, at 11:00 a.m. 

NAME RESPONSISIBILITY MINISTER/ELDER 



Carter Shelley Preside & Charge Minister 

Congr egat ion 

Stimson Hawkins Preach Minister 

Jean Rodenbough Minister 

A. L. McAlexander Reading Elder 

Andrew Mackie Questions to Congregation Elder 



STATED SUPPLY MINISTERS 



ACTION: 



The following actions of the Committee On Ministry concerning Stated 
Supply Ministers were admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery as its 
actions: 

a. That Dr. Jack C. Ramsay was approved to continue for another year 
as Stated Supply of the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church. The 
effective beginning date is July 1, 1990. 

b. That The Rev. Milton M. Foust (Mac) was approved to continue for 
another year as Stated Supply of the Randolph Memorial Presbyterian 
Church of High Point. The effective date is July 1, 1990. 



ACTION: 

The following action of the Committee On Ministry concerning Interim 
Minister Relationships was admitted to the record of Salem Presbytery 
as its action: 



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Approved the continuation of the Interim relationship between The Rev. 
Julia Strope and the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church for six(6) months, 
with the provision that a 30-day notice may be given by either party. 
The effective date is June 1, 1990; and that Julia, a member of New Hope 
Presbytery, be allowed to labor inside the bounds for this purpose. 



MODERATORS APPOINTED 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee On Ministry concerning the 
Appointment of Moderators were admitted to the record of Salem 
Presbytery as its actions: 

a. The Rev. Julia Strope was appointed Moderator at the Pittsboro 
Presbyterian Church. 

b. The Rev. David Daniel was appointed Moderator at the Franklin 
Presbyterian Church. 



VALIDATED MINISTRY 



ACTION: 

The status of The Rev. Jeannette Rodenbouqh (Jean) was changed from that 
of Member at Large to that of Ordained in other valid ministry; and that 
her work as a Bereavement Counselor with Hospice in Greensboro was 
declared a valid ministry. 



PULPIT SUPPLY RATES 



ACTION: 




Presbytery recommended the following rates 


for Pulpit Supplies: 


$75.00 Honorarium 




$50.00 Honorarium for churches 


with 150 members 


or less 




Plus mileage at $.20 per mile 





CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALLS 



ACTIONS: 

The Presbytery approved the report of changes in terms of calls. (See 
Appendix C, pp. 131-144.) 

Presbytery received the report of ministers and churches as information. 
(See Appendix D, pp. 145-152.) 



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HURRICANE HUGO RELEF REPORT 

Herb Nelson gave a report to Presbytery regarding the relief efforts that were 
coordinated by the St. James Presbyterian Church after Hurricane Hugo swept 
through the Carolinas last September. 

REPORT OF SYNOD COMMISSIONERS 

Elder Gladys Bailey and Ministers Barbara Dua and Tom Miller reported on the 
meeting of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic which was held in Winston-Salem, June 
22 - 23. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery asked our Council to prepare a message to Synod's Council for 
presentation at the next meeting of Presbytery, which calls for a 
dialogue among the presbyteries and with the Synod to clarify our 
commitments and seek ways to strengthen Salem's connections with Synod 
itself and our partner presbyteries in Synod. 



REPORT OF SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE 
Roy Carruth, Chairperson 

The Sessional Records from the following churches were approved without 
exception: 



Alamance 
Asheboro, First 
Back Creek 

Bethesda (Statesville) 

Calvary 

Cleveland 

Cooleemee 

Covenant 

Crestwood 

Elkin 

Elmwood 

Fairmont 

Forest Hills 

Franklin 

Greensboro, First 
Greenwood 



Guilford Park 
Highland 
Jamestown 
Lansing 

Lexington, First 

Lloyd 

Madison 

Mocksville, First 
Mount Airy, First 
North Wilkesboro 
Shallowf ord 
St. James 

St. Paul (Greensboro) 
St. Paul (High Point) 
Westminster (Burlington) 



The Sessional Records from the following churches were approved with exception: 



Allen Temple 

Bethany (Statesville) 

Bethel 

Brentwood 

Cameron 

Collinstown 

Community in Christ, Pres. 

Cross Roads 

Dellabrook 

Eden, First 

Fieldstone 

Fifth Creek 

Flat Rock 

Fraxicisco 

Freedom 

Grace 



New Creation 
Old Providence 
Old Town 
Parkway 
Pine Ridge 

Presby. Church of the Covenant 

Randolph 

Saint Andrews 

Salisbury, First 

Sparta 

Speedwell 

Spencer 

Starmount 

Tabor 

Thomasville, First 
Thy at ir a 



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Greensboro, First Trinity (Burlington) 

Griers Trinity (Winston-Salem) 

High Point, First Trinity (Salisbury) 

Hills Vandalia 

Lexington, Second Westminster (Greensboro) 

Memorial Yanceyville 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. N. Holler, Moderator 

Gladys Bailey reported for the Committee in the absence of the Moderator. 

The Committee has met twice since the April meeting of Presbytery. The second 
meeting was in connection with our Annual Consultation with inquirers and 
candidates, held at the Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem on June 
9, 1990. 

The Committee expresses its appreciation to the Highland Presbyterian Church, 
to Carter Shelley and John Handley of Presbytery staff, and to pastors Carlton 
Eversley and Jud Milam, all of whom helped consultation to be an interesting and 
pleasurable event. Salem Presbytery is blessed with a most promising group of 
candidates. Inquirers whose dedication to the tasks of preparation and whose 
cooperation with the Committee are calls for special gratitude to the Lord. 



ACTION: 

Francis Cornwell Boyd (First, Asheboro) , Ron Evan Nelson (First, 
Mooresville) , Jac Tyson Saltzgiver (First, Winston-Salem), and Benton 
Jefferson Trawick (Parkway, Winston-Salem), were enrolled as inquirers 
in accordance with the Book of Order , G-14.0131e as in convenant. 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
John M. Handley 

It has been called to my attention that the Minutes of Salem's 2/3/90 Fifth 
Stated Meeting erroneously stated that The Article 13 Guidelines (Articles of 
Agreement -1983) presented in my report were "adopted". The actual action of 
Presbytery was to refer the Guidelines to the Council for their recommendation 
to the Sixth Stated Meeting at which time they were adopted (4/24/90). 



ACTION: 

The Minutes of the Fifth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery (2/3/90) 
were amended in the Stated Clerk's Report at the Recommendation 
concerning Article 13 by striking the word "Adopted" and inserting the 
words "Referred to Council for their recommendation at the Sixth Stated 
Meeting. " 



We are saddened by the death of the Reverend Mr. James W. Smith, Jr. , Chaplain 
at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C., June 24, 
1990. The Rev. Smith, a member of Salem Presbytery, was a long time member of 
antecedent Yadkin Presbytery. 

Personal interpretations and impressions of the 202nd General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are available from our commissioners and from the 
Stated Clerk (as their various schedules permit). They are: 



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Rev. Frank M. Dew 
501 S. Mendenhall St. 
Greensboro, NC 27403 
(o) 919/ 275-6403 
(h) 919/292-7898 
Rev. Ivan W. Lowery 
201 Rice St. 
Kannapolis, NC 27403 
(o) 704/278-9389 
(h) 704/938-5944 

Rev. J. Herbert Nelson 
820 Ross Ave. 
Greensboro, NC 27406 
(o) 919/273-6658 
(h) 919/292-4190 

Rev. Frank Allen 
1126 W. Webb Ave. 
Burlington, NC 27217 
(o) 919/227-2787 
(h) 919/227-7357 



Rev. John M. Handley 
P. O. Box 1763 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
(o) 919/ 766-3393 



Mrs. Dale Davidson 
403 Victoria St. 
Greensboro, NC 27401 
919/379-9271 

Mr. N. N. Fleming, III 

751 Isley Rd. 

Haw River, NC 27258 

(o) 919/227-1404 

(h) 919/578-0984 

Mrs. Jane E. Miller 
914 Cliff Rd. 
Asheboro, NC 27203 
919/625-3603 



Mrs. Barbara Fulp 

P. O. Box 246 

State Road, NC 28676 

919/874-7145 or 

919/835-3049 



THE WISE BE WARNED 1 If you receive unsolicited computer floppy disks be 
cautious of them. The office has been advised that a disk has been mailed to 
some churches entitled, "Know Your Bible", which has a "virus" that will destroy 
the executable files on your C drive. 

GOOD NEWS 1 Former Interim Staff Associate the Rev. Kay-Robert Volkwijn has 
accepted the call of the Synod of Mid-America as Associate Synod Executive for 
Synod Ministries. The emphasis is on institutions and ecumenical relations and 
includes work with homes for children, retired, infirm elderly, campus 
ministries, colleges and Louisville Seminary. His office address is: 

6400 Glenwood, Suite 111 
Overland Park, KS 66202 
913/384-3020 



STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 
BILLS AND OVERTURES 
Paul Woodall, Chairman, reported for the Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

A Resolution Presented to Salem Presbytery 
July 14, 1990 

Whereas the Hazardous Waste Management Commission of the State of North 
Carolina has selected two sites, one on the border of Rowan and Iredell 
Counties and within the bounds of Salem Presbytery, the other being 
located in Granville County bordering Salem Presbytery, these sites 
being considered as primary sites for the erection of a hazardous waste 
management unit defined in 4 NCAC 18. 0203(7) and 



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Whereas the Hazardous Waste Management Commission of the State of North 
Carolina has selected these sites based only on the criteria of 4 NCAC 
18. 0203 and .0204 which are criteria of geography and topology and 

Whereas the Hazardous Waste Management Commission of the State of North 
Carolina has not considered criteria which include human or agricultural 
factors and 

Whereas informed people of good conscience disagree as to the need for 
such a hazardous waste management unit in North Carolina. 

Therefore, Salem Presbytery hereby expresses its opposition to the 
location of such a hazardous waste management unit in North Carolina and 
hereby urges the State of North Carolina to cease its activity towards 
locating a hazardous waste management unit in North Carolina and use the 
funds allocated for such a purpose to pursue less potentially dangerous 
alternatives for dealing with hazardous waste. 

Submitted by the Sessions of the Old Providence (Rowan County) 

and Fifth Creek (Iredell County) Churches 



RESOLUTIONS 

Lisa Lamb, Moderator, reported for the Resolutions Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

Whereas, we give thanks to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church of High 
Point for their gracious hospitality, for the delicious meal, and 
for their efficient organization that led to the conduct of the 
business of Salem Presbytery in a memorably way, 

And whereas, our awareness of hunger was heightened by Ilunga Kalenga 
of Zaire, and the call of Katy Reed was affirmed as our Hunger 
Action Enabler, 

And whereas, we were blessed by the presence and the touching words of 
Church Snyder, who spoke to us on the needs of the homeless but not the 
helpless, 

And whereas, we were blessed in worship, in hearing the Word preached 
by Rev. Cindy Higgins and by the candidates for the Ministry of the 
Word, Robert Messick-Watkins and Ron Smith, 

And whereas, our spirits were rejuvinated as we broke bread together and 
shared the common cup, 

And whereas, our commissioners to the General Assembly and Synod gave 
us an interesting and helpful overview of their work and experience, 

And whereas, the talents of moderator Ed Lewis enabled our meeting to 
move along in an expedient and efficient manner and to close at the 
appointed hour, 

Therefore, be it resolved that the members of Salem Presbytery on the 
fourteen day of July, nineteen hundred and ninety in our mid-summer 



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meeting do hereby give God the praise for his many blessings to us 
this day for His providential care of us all. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Russell Sherrill 
Lisa Lamb 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 

There being no further business, the Seventh Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery 
was adjourned at 3:40 p.m. with prayer by S. Edwin Lewis. 



Attested: 




jhn M. Handley 
Stated Clerk 




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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 

COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILE 
July 14, 1990 



1. Minutes of Ordination/Installation Commissions 

a. Martha Anne Fairchild, ordained 4/19/90, at First Church, Reidsville 

b. R. Page Shelton, installed 6/3/90, at Third Creek Church, Cleveland 

c. Albert D. Shaw, Jr., installed 6/10/90, at Camp Grier, Old Fort 

d. Robert Moberg Howard, ordained and installed as Associate Pastor, 
6/24/90, at First Church, Statesville. 

Admit to Record 

2. Concerning Call — Salem Candidate to other presbytery: 

Call Forms and request that Salem examine Robert Me s sick-Wat kins for 
ordination, then transfer him to the Presbytery of Cincinnati so that he may 
accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church, Ludlow, Kentucky. 

Reference; Committee on Ministry 



3. Concerning Call from Salem Presbytery Churches: 

a. Call Forms from Fairmont Church, Lexington, to candidate Ron Smith as 
Pastor effective July 15, 1990. 

b. Call Forms from First Church, Greensboro to the Rev. Barbara Dua as 
Associate Minister of Congregational Life and Membership effective August 
1, 1990. 

c. Call Forms from Grace Church, Winston-Salem, to the Rev. Samuel Stevenson 
as Pastor effective September 1, 1990. 

d. Call Forms from Trinity Church, Winston-Salem, to the Rev. Stewart E. 
Ellis as Pastor effective July 29, 1990. 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 



4. Concerning Appointment of Installation Commissions of Ministers: 

a. To install the Rev. Stewart Ellis at Trinity Church, Winston-Salem, 
August 26, 1990. 

b. To install the Rev. Barbara Dua at First Church, Greensboro, September 
2, 1990. 



5. Concerning Dismissals of Ministers being Received: 

a. The Rev. Stewart Ellis from Coastal Carolina Presbytery 

b. The Rev. Samuel Stevenson from New Hope Presbytery 

c. The Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, Honorably Retired, from Trinity Presbytery 



6. Other Matters: 

a. From Bethel Church, the Rev. Paul Woodall, Pastor, concerning consulting 
with Presbytery as outlined in G-14. 0202(B) concerning their desire to 
be exempt from the provisions of G-14. 0201. 



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RECOMMENDATION : 

1. That the request of Bethel Church for consultation regarding 
exemption from the provisions of G-14.0201 be referred to the 
Council for their review and report to the Eighth Stated Meeting 
(10/2/90) of Salem Presbytery. 



b. From the Office of the General Assembly concerning our Overture to the 
202nd General Assembly regarding inclusion of "A Declaration of Faith" 
in The Book of Confessions. 



RECOMMENDATION : 

2. That the communication from the Office of the General Assembly 
concerning Salem's Overture regarding "A Declaration of Faith" 
be referred to the Council for their recommendation to the 
Eighth Stated Meeting (10/2/90) of Salem Presbytery. 



c. Communication from the Office of the General Assembly concerning 
resource persons available to interpret and answer questions regarding 
the Brief Statement of Faith at a future Presbytery meeting. 



RECOMMENDATION : 

3. That the communication concerning the Brief Statement of Faith 
be referred to the Council for their action, if the way be 
clear. 



For Information: 

a. From the Church of Scotland, Presbytery of Ardrossan extracted from 
their minutes of 2/6/90: 

MR . NORMAN BOWMAN wrote intimating the possibility of his being 
asked to attend Presbytery meetings of the Mid-Atlantic Synod of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during his forthcoming visit to that 
country. It was agreed that Mr. Bowman be asked to convey our 
greetings to any Presbytery he may be invited to attend. 

b. Two communications from the General Assembly concerning 1990 Storm 
Relief and Iranian Earthquake Relief are included in the Addendum. 



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APPENDIX B 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to record the following minutes of 
Administrative Commissions appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 



ORDINATION OF MARTHA ANNE FAIRCHILD 

The Commission according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Reidsville, North Carolina, April 29, 1990, at 3:30 P.M., 
with Ministers Daniel Sharpe, Edwin Brammer, Carole Chase, Paula Gilbert, Richard 
Hilderbrandt , Elders Harvey Carroll and Helen Hooper present, and was opened with 
prayer by Harvey Carroll. Quorum present. Ed Brammer was appointed clerk. 
Daniel Sharpe presided, and Helen Hooper led the congregation in a service of 
worship. Rev. Ed Brammer preached a sermon entitled, "The Journey", using Exodus 
3:1-12 as his text, after which Daniel Sharpe recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the Constitutional Questions 
to the Minister. These being answered in the affirmative, Martha Anne Fairchild 
was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of the Presbytery agreeably 
to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered 
by Richard Hilderbrandt. The service was concluded with prayer by Daniel Sharpe. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission adjourned with the 
benediction. 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ROBERT MOBERG HOWARD 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, S TATE S V I LLE 

The Commission according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Statesville, North Carolina, June 24, 1990, at 11:00 A.M., 
with Ministers Steve Shive, Tom Miller, Grant M. Sharp, James Snider, and Ruling 
Elders Paul L. Gilbert, Paul C. Meech, John Milling present, and was opened with 
prayer by Steve Shive. Quorum present. Steve Shive was elected Moderator and 
Tom Miller Clerk. Steve Shive presided and led the congregation in a service 
of worship. John Milling preached after which the proceedings of Presbytery 
leading up to this service were recited, and Steve Shive proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Mr. Robert Moberg Howard was ordained with prayer 
and the laying on of hands of the Presbytery and installed as associate pastor 
of First Presbyterian Church of Statesville agreeably to the Word of God and the 
Book or Order . The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Jim Snider and to the 
Congregation by Paul Gilbert. The service was concluded with the benediction 
pronounced by the newly-installed associate pastor, and the leaders of the 
congregation came forward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial 
reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission was closed with prayer. 



INSTALLATION OF ALBERT D. SHAW, JR. 
AS DIRECTOR OF CAMP GRIER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at Camp 
Grier, June 10, 1990, 3:30 P.M. with Ministers Alan Elmore, Gary Bryant, Graham 
Watt, Ken Woodard, Pete Peery, John Handley, Guy Hunt, Caroline Gourley, Woody 
Brown, Joel Long, State Alexander and Ruling Elders Bill Fesperman, Ms. Pat 
Osborne, Fred Poetzinger, Ms. Debbie Coles, Ms. Nancy Thomason, Bill Sessler, 
Robert Wilson present, and was opened with prayer by Bill Sessler. Quorum 
present. Caroline Gourley was elected Moderator and Ken Woodard Clerk. The 
invocation was given by Alan Elmore and Caroline Gourley introduced the 
Commission. John Handley preached from Genesis 1:26-31 and Psalm 24:1-6 a sermon 
entitled, "God Said; That's Good! 11", after which Caroline Gourley proposed the 
Constitutional Questions. These being answered in the affirmative, Albert D. 



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Shaw, Jr. was installed as Director of Camp Grier agreeably to the Word of God 
and the Book of Order . The Prayer of Installation was given by State Alexander. 
The charge to the Minister was delivered by Guy Hunt and to the Presbyteries by 
Graham Watt. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by Albert 
Shaw, the newly installed Camp Director. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer. 



INSTALLATION OF R. PAGE SHELTON 
AS PASTOR OF THE THIRD CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, CLEVELAND 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at Third 
Creek Presbyterian Church, June 3, 1990, 5 P.M., with Ministers Carter Shelley, 
Jamie Pharr, Bob Yoder, Edwin Pickard and Ruling Elders Joyce P. Brown, Polly 
Allison, Dorothy Fleming present, and was opened with prayer by Carter Shelley. 
Quorum present. Carter Shelley was elected Moderator, and Joyce Brown Clerk. 
Bob Yoder presided and led the congregation in a service of worship. Edwin 
Pickard preached from Acts 2:42-47; 5:1-6, after which Carter Shelley recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service, and proposed the 
Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, R. Page Shelton was installed as pastor of Third 
Creek Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . 
The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Jamie Pharr and to the Congregation 
by Dorothy Fleming. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced 
by the newly- installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward 
and gave him their right hand in token of cordial reception and affectionate 
regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by 
Carter Shelley. 



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CHANGES IN TERMS OF CALL 



APPENDIX C 



NAME: Alexander, Jr. George W. 
CHURCH: Centre 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$18765.00 
$1558.00 

$9269.00 

$750.00 
$5350.00 



$19703.00 
$1636.00 

$11381.00 

$750.00 
$5350.00 



NAME: Allen, Frank 

CHURCH: Westminster, Burlington 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21300.00 



$5320.00 

$600.00 
$3000.00 



1990 

$23520.00 

$6807.50 

$600.00 
$3000.00 



NAME: Askew, Sr., Michael 
CHURCH: Reid Memorial 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$15000.00 

$3000.00 
$4416.00 

$475.00 
$2000.00 



1990 

$15000.00 

$3000.00 
$4800.00 

$475.00 
$2000.00 



NAME: Bell, John W. 

CHURCH: Samaritan Ministries 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 

Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$12000.00 



1990 

$18000.00 



iMedical Ins. Pd : Medical Ins. 



NAME: Black, J. William 
CHURCH: Pine Ridge & Hills 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$18204.00 
$1542.00 
$5924.00 
$5904.00 

$750.00 
$2100.00 



1990 



$18204.00 
$1542.00 
$5924.00 
$5904.00 

$750.00 
$2100.00 



NAME: Bledsoe, Jesse W. 
CHURCH: Pilot Mountain First 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



1990 



$20205.00 
$2009.39 

$7219.68 

$750.00 
$2250.00 



131 



NAME: Blessing, Linda 
CHURCH: Flat Rock 



1989 



Salary- 
Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17174.00 
$1453.00 

$5570.00 

$750.00 
$1250.00 



1990 



$17174.00 
$1453.00 

$5570.00 

$750.00 
$1250.00 



NAME: BOYD, L. Adlai 

CHURCH: Univ. of South Florida 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$53219.00 
State Plan 
.20/mile 



1990 

$55434.00 

State Plan 

.20/mile 



NAME: Brammer, Jr., Edwin C. 
CHURCH: First, Reidsville 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$20055.00 
$1817.00 
$10200.00 
$7442.00 

$750.00 
$2400.00 



1990 



$20957.00 
$2377.00 
$10200.00 
$7766.00 

$850.00 
$2400.00 



NAME: Bryant, Robert A. 
CHURCH: Cross Roads 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$16000.00 

$1042.00 

$3200.00 



$600.00 
$1920.00 



1990 



$16000.00 
$1042.00 
$5200.00 
$5700.00 

$600.00 
$1920.00 



NAME: Bullock, Malcolm McLeod 
CHURCH: Thy at ir a 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21700.00 
$1836.00 

$8237.00 

$1900.00 
$3000.00 



1990 



$21700.00 
$2158.00 

$8954.00 

$1900.00 
$3000.00 



NAME: Carmines, Dr. William 
CHURCH: Siler City 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$16500.00 
$1075.00 

$5054.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



1990 



$20000.00 
$1302.00 

$6620.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



132 



NAME: Carter, Charles R. 
CHURCH: Forest Hills 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$32834.00 
$6250.00 

$12763.00 

$300.00 
$3300.00 



$33983.00 
$7711.00 

$14721.00 

$300.00 
$3300.00 



NAME: Clark, M. Gray 
CHURCH: Fellowship 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17840.00 
$17840.00 



$500.00 
$4000.00 



1990 

$17840.00 
$17840.00 



$500.00 
$4000.00 



NAME: Click, Mary Boyd 
CHURCH: El Bethel 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$10000.00 
$1042.00 
$6000.00 
$3920.00 

$1700.00 
$2450.00 



1990 



$11025.00 
$1348.00 
$6600.00 
$4743.00 

$100.00 
$2450.00 



NAME: Clymer, Thomas H. 
CHURCH: Franklin 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$18605.00 
$1602.00 
$6062.00 
$6042.00 

$750.00 
$2500.00 



$18605.00 
$1602.00 
$6062.00 
$6568.00 

$750.00 
$2500.00 



NAME: Coates, Frederick A. H. 
CHURCH: First 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$23760.00 
$1547.00 
$6850.00 
$7566.00 

$500.00 
$3450.00 



$25000.00 
$1627.00 
$8000.00 
$8653.00 

$500.00 
$3450.00 



NAME: Coblentz, John Alexander 
CHURCH: Back Creek 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21800.00 
$1845.00 

$7070.00 

$500.00 
$2500.00 



$23000.00 
$2330.00 

$8196.00 

$500.00 
$2500.00 



133 



NAME: Daniel, David 
CHURCH: Bixby 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$19205.00 
$1625.32 

$6228.27 

$750.00 
$2250.00 



$20365.25 
$1723.51 

$6604.54 

$750.00 
$2250.00 



NAME: Dean, Robert F. 
CHURCH: Old Town 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22000.00 
$2018.00 
$7200.00 
$7594.00 

$750.00 
$2250.00 



1990 



$22000.00 
$2372.00 
(new manse) 
$8343.00 

$750.00 
$2250.00 



NAME: Dew, Frank 

CHURCH: New Creation Community 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21000.00 

$5040.00 
$600.00 



1990 

$26400.00 

$6072.00 
$600.00 



NAME: Dumford, Carl 
CHURCH: Taylorsville 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$25500.00 
$1950.00 

$6500.00 



$3500.00 



1990 



$28150.00 
$1920.00 

$7163.00 



$4000.00 



NAME: Durway, Daniel L. 
CHURCH : Crestwood 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$16510.00 



$5964.00 

$500.00 
$.21/mile 



1990 

$17160.00 

$6600.00 

$500.00 
$.21/mile 



NAME: East, Chris 
CHURCH: Buffalo 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21199.00 

$9175.00 
23% 

$1000.00 



1990 

$22260.00 

$9600.00 
25% 

$1000.00 



134 



NAME: Eliason, John 
CHURCH: Piedmont 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$18414.00 

$12365.00 
$3759.00 

$500.00 
$3500.00 



$19412.00 

$13106.00 
$4322.00 

$500.00 
$2500.00 



NAME: Eller, James W. 
CHURCH: Alamance 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22600.00 
$2570.00 
$11000.00 
$9363.00 

$900.00 
$1800.00 



$22600.00 
$2570.00 
$11000.00 
$9363.00 

$900.00 
$1800.00 



NAME: Faw,Jr., T. McLean 
CHURCH : Memo rial 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$15606.00 
$1446.00 
$6600.00 
$4730.00 

$500.00 
110/mo. 



$15606.00 
$1446.00 
$6600.00 
$4730.00 

$500.00 
110/mo. 



NAME: Fiedler, Robert A. 
CHURCH: Clemmons 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$12350.00 
$1099.86 
$4545.00 
$4138.59 

$750.00 
$1000.00 



$12350.00 
$1331.10 
$5050.00 
$4682.78 

$750.00 
$1000.00 



NAME: Freeman, Robert O. 
CHURCH: Second 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow, 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17180.00 
$1710.00 
$9600.00 
$6553.00 

$750.00 
$1200.00 



$18039.00 
$2151.00 
$10080.00 
$7568.00 

$750.00 
$1200.00 



NAME: Fuller, Harold E. 
CHURCH: Parkway 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$25150.00 
$2358.00 
$12075.00 
$8874.00 

$500.00 
$3200.00 



$25104.00 
$2358.00 
$12552.00 
$10003.00 

$500.00 
$3200.00 



135 



NAME: Grant, Jr., James H. 
CHURCH: First 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$26738.00 

$13703.00 
$12400.00 

$600.00 
furnished 



$27941.00 

$14320.00 
$12958.00 

$600.00 
furnished 



NAME: Gray, Lucius A. 
CHURCH : Alamance 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$31211.25 
$2810.68 
$2000.00 
$10770.61 

$1050.00 
22.5/mile 



$31972.50 
$3378.57 
$2000.00 
$12139.10 

$1050.00 
22.5/mile 



NAME: Henderson, James 
CHURCH : Calvary 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$15700.00 
$1300.00 
$4500.00 
$4850.00 

$400.00 
$1477.00 



1990 



$16000.00 
$1497.00 
$4500.00 
$5125.00 

$500.00 
$2250.00 



NAME: Henry, David Lee 
CHURCH : Unity 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22000.00 
$1861.86 

$7134.69 

$500.00 
$3900.00 



1990 



$23000.00 
$2287.35 

$8046.83 

$500.00 
$3900.00 



NAME: Higgins, Cynthia R. 
CHURCH: Starmount 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$14480.00 

$12670.00 
$6345.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



1990 

$16670.00 

$14390.00 
$7765.00 

$500.00 
$2520.00 



NAME: Hobson, Jr., J. Samuel 
CHURCH: St. Paul 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21458.00 
$2178.00 
$12000.00 
$819600.00 

$500.00 
$3000.00 



1990 



$21458.00 
$2560.00 
$12000.00 
$900500.00 

$500.00 
$3000.00 



136 



NAME: Holler, Z. N. 

CHURCH: Presby. Church of the Covenant 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21036.00 
$2602.00 
$13612.00 
$8940.00 

$1200.00 
$3000.00 



NAME: Horner, Fred R. 
CHURCH: First 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22600.00 

$2576.00 

$14400.00 

$9591.00 

$9591.00 

$700.00 

$4700.00 



1990 

$31800.00 

$21200.00 
$13250.00 
$13250.00 
$1500.00 
$2000.00 



NAME: Howard , Linn W.Rus 
CHURCH: Vandalia 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow, 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21640.00 



$7837.00 

$1630.00 
$3300.00 



1990 

$22938.00 

$8684.00 

$1900.00 
$3600.00 



NAME: Jahnes, Ann Brownlee 
CHURCH: Yadkinville 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$12000.00 
$1350.00 



1990 

$12000.00 

$1350.00 



NAME: Johnston, William S. 
CHURCH : Southminister 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$3850.00 
$698.00 
$7800.00 
$3000.00 

$800.00 
$1050.00 



$1850.00 
$698.00 
$5996.00 
$2000.00 

$800.00 
$1050.00 



NAME: Kort, Phyllis H. 
CHURCH: First, Burlington 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$16458.00 
$1932.00 
$10972.00 
$6309.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



1990 



$17669.00 
$2208.00 
$11779.00 
$7362.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



137 



NAME: Lee, Robert Eugene 
CHURCH: Faith Presbyterian 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Eguiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$27720.00 
$1157.76 
$12360.00 
$2594.05 

$1140.00 
$2000.00 



1990 



$29110.00 
$1925.00 
$14551.00 
$3875.00 

$1140.00 
$2000.00 



NAME: Long, III, David A. 
CHURCH: First, Boone 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Eguiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$20000.00 

$8000.00 
$6513.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



1990 

$20000.00 

$8000.00 
$6600.00 

$500.00 
$2400.00 



NAME: Marrow, Jack R. Chaplain 
CHURCH: Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Med. 



Ctr. 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Eguiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$38000.00 



no limit 
no limit 



1990 

$41000.00 



no limit 
no limit 



NAME: Matthews, Robert M. 
CHURCH: Fieldstone 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Eguiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22320.00 
$1948.00 

$7466.00 

$750.00 
$2600.00 



1990 



$23468.00 
$2078.00 

$8488.00 

$750.00 
$2600.00 



NAME: McCutchan, Stephen P. 
CHURCH : Highl and 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Eguiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$36300.00 
$2726.00 
$12200.00 
$11155.00 

$1350.00 
$3600.00 



1990 



$38478.00 

$2885.00 

$12932.00 



$1350.00 
$3600.00 



NAME: Miller, E. Thomas 
CHURCH: Forest Park 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Eguiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$11623.00 
$1915.00 

$8352.00 

$750.00 
$3600.00 



1990 



$23528.00 
$2340.00 

$8802.00 

$750.00 
$3600.00 



138 



NAME: Miller, James F. 

CHURCH: Presby. Church of the Cross 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17210.00 
$1700.00 
$3900.00 
$6747.00 

$200.00 
$3365.00 



$17920.00 
$1700.00 
$3900.00 
$7175.00 

$200.00 
$3365.00 



NAME: Morrison, Allen E. 

CHURCH: Asbury 1989 1990 

Salary : : 

Social Security Equiv. : : 

Housing Allowance : : 

Pension and Ins. : $6553.00 : $7123.00 

Furn. & Utilities Allow. : : 

Continuing Ed. /Books : : 

Automobile Allowance : : 



NAME: Mullen, Lisa 
CHURCH: First, High Point 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$14000.00 
$1050.00 
$1400.00 
$7000.00 

$800.00 
$2750.00 



1990 



$14000.00 
$1050.00 
$14000.00 
$7000.00 

$800.00 
$2750.00 



NAME: Nash, David W. 
CHURCH: Stony Creek 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$19000.00 
$9500.00 



$1000.00 
$2500.00 



1990 



$19000.00 
$9500.00 



$1000.00 
$2500.00 



NAME: Newell, Keith 
CHURCH: D anbury Community 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$11304.00 
$904.00 

$1560.00 

$375.00 
$1200.00 



1990 



$11982.00 
$1797.00 

$2148.00 

$375.00 
$1200.00 



NAME: Partington, David C. 
CHURCH: Shallowford 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$23515.00 
$2216.00 

$9148.00 

$1000.00 
$2000.00 



$22315.00 
$2216.00 

$9748.00 

$1200.00 
$2000.00 



139 



NAME: Patterson, S. Curtis 
CHURCH: First, Thoraasville 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17900.00 

$9000.00 
$6960.00 

$500.00 
$1600.00 



1990 

$18800.00 

$9450.00 
$7063.00 

$800.00 
$1600.00 



NAME: Plexico, A. B. 
CHURCH: Hawfields 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22250.00 
$1625.00 

$8575.00 

$500.00 
$5200.00 



1990 



$25000.00 
$1825.00 

$9882.00 

$750.00 
$700.00 



NAME: Reed, Catherine 

CHURCH: HAE ( Inter im-Salem Presby. ) 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$6590.00 

$4394.00 
$2388.00 

$400.00 
$1800.00 



1990 



NAME: Richardson, Lei and 
CHURCH: First, Mocksville 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



1990 



$29320.00 
$2915.87 
$8796.00 
$10476.65 

$788.00 
$6395.00 



NAME: Ridolfi, Paul N. 
CHURCH: First, Mount Airy 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$21500.00 
$2500.00 
$12500.00 
$8395.00 

$1100.00 
$3600.00 



1990 



$21500.00 
$3000.00 
$14190.00 
$9673.00 

$1100.00 
$3600.00 



NAME: Rissmiller, James M. 
CHURCH: Community in Christ 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$36400.00 

up to 40% 
included 

$800.00 
$3880.00 



1990 



$38000.00 

up to 40% 
included 

$800.00 
$4000.00 



140 



NAME : Ryoo, Paul S. 
CHURCH: Korean First 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Fum. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17250.00 

$8580.00 
$5940.00 



$4158.00 



1990 

$17700.00 

$8820.00 
$6458.00 

$4620.00 



NAME: Sebesan, Dennis J. 
CHURCH: Jamestown 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$37224.00 
$4847.00 

$9119.00 

$1560.00 
$2250.00 



1990 



$37224.00 
$4847.00 
up to 50% 
$9119.00 

$1560.00 
$2250.00 



NAME: Sharpe, Danny M. 
CHURCH: Greenwood 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17000.00 
$1439.00 

$5513.00 

$500.00 
$.21/mile 



1990 



$17000.00 
$1561.00 

$6033.00 

$500.00 
$.21/mile 



NAME: Shive, Stephen A. 
CHURCH : Oakl and 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$12698.00 

$10273.00 
$5502.00 

$1750.00 
$2250.00 



1990 

$13448.00 

$10273.00 
$5743.00 

$1750.00 
$2250.00 



NAME: Snipes, Steve 
CHURCH: North Wilkesboro 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$18205.00 
$770.52 
$5924.00 
$5747.04 

$750.00 
$2100.00 



1990 



$18205.00 
$770.52 
$6527.00 
$6905.36 

$750.00 
$2100.00 



NAME: Sosebee, Billy F. 
CHURCH: Second Presbyterian 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$20205.00 
$1710.00 

$6553.00 

$750.00 
$3040.00 



1990 



$21115.00 
$2100.00 

$7545.00 

$750.00 
$3040.00 



141 



NAME: Spangler, Laura 
CHURCH : Graham 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$13104.00 
$1735.00 
$10000.00 
$5713.00 

$500.00 
$1800.00 



$13104.00 
$1735.00 
$10000.00 
$5713.00 

$500.00 
$1800.00 



NAME: Spears, Joe 
CHURCH : Mount Tabor 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$16000.00 

$4350.00 
$450.00 

$200.00 
$4100.00 



1990 

$15000.00 

$4350.00 
$450.00 

$250.00 
$4100.00 



NAME: Steele, Jr., Rollin M. 
CHURCH: Springwood 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$17000.00 
$5620.00 



$500.00 
$4000.00 



1990 

$17000.00 
$5620.00 



$500.00 
$4500.00 



NAME: Truitt, Jr., John G. 
CHURCH: Graham 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$15000.00 

$10000.00 
$5748.00 



$3000.00 



1990 

unemployed 



NAME: Varker, William Dickson 
CHURCH: Westminster, Greensboro 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$23500.00 

$10000.00 
$8921.60 

$200.00 
$3850.00 



1990 

$24675.00 
$10500.00 



$200.00 
$4043.00 



NAME: Voth, Stan 

CHURCH: First, Winston-Salem 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$27560.00 
$2575.00 
$12000.00 
$9099.00 

$750.00 
$3850.00 



1990 



$27560.00 
$2575.00 
$12000.00 
$9890.00 

$750.00 
$3850.00 



142 



NAME: Ward, Jr., W. Russell 
CHURCH: First, Asheboro 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$24000.00 
$2395.00 
$12781.00 
$8819.00 

$800.00 
$.2l/mile 



$24960.00 
$2457.00 
$12781.00 
$9435.00 

$800.00 
$.21/mile 



NAME: Ward, Rockwell P. (Campus Minister) 
CHURCH: Appalachian State University 

Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



1989 



$17200.00 
$1866.00 
$11466.00 
$7022.00 

$750.00 



1990 



$18146.00 
$2011.00 
$12097.00 
$8064.00 

$750.00 



NAME: Wilkerson, Jr., John A. 
CHURCH: John Calvin 



1989 



1990 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$22200.00 
$1879.00 

$7200.00 

$1000.00 
$3500.00 



$23200.00 
$1964.00 

$7524.00 

$1000.00 
$3500.00 



NAME: Williams, Charles 
CHURCH: First, Burlington 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$25310.00 
$3204.00 
$20134.00 
$10452.00 

$1500.00 
$4982.00 



1990 



$28493.00 
$3561.00 
$18996.00 
$11872.00 

$1500.00 
$4982.00 



NAME: Wilson, Jr., James K. 
CHURCH: Sedgefield 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. S Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$24650.00 
$9438.00 



1990 

$25636.00 

$10505.00 



NAME: Woodall, Jr., Paul D. 
CHURCH: Bethel 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



1989 



$21950.00 

$2100.00 
$7621.00 

$500.00 
$2500.00 



1990 

$22100.00 

$3000.00 
$8192.00 

$500.00 
$2500.00 



143 



NAME: Wrenn, Jr., William J. 
CHURCH: Brentwood 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$18000.00 

$4335.00 

$2700.00 



1990 

$19000.00 

$4915.00 

$2850.00 



NAME: Yoder, Robert Lyman 
CHURCH: Bethesda 



1989 



Salary 

Social Security Equiv. 
Housing Allowance 
Pension and Ins. 
Furn. & Utilities Allow. 
Continuing Ed. /Books 
Automobile Allowance 



$20205.00 
$1710.00 

$6553.00 

$750.00 
$2400.00 



1990 



$21013.20 
$1616.59 

$7419.68 

$750.00 
$2400.00 



1AA 



LISTING OF MINISTERS AND THEIR POSITION: 



APPENDIX D 



Last Name 



First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



AIKEN, JR. 
ALEXANDER 
ALEXANDER JR. 
ALLEN 
ALLEN 

ANDERSON 
ANDERSON 
ASKEW SR 
AVENT 

AYERS 

BAGNAL, JR. 



BANBURY 

BARKER 

BELL 
BLACK 

BLEDSOE 

BLESSING 

BODKIN 

BOYD 

BRADFORD 
BRAMMER JR. 

BRANNON 
BRAXTON 

BREARLEY 
BROWN 
BROWN 
BRYANT 

BULLOCK 

BURR 
BUTTON 

CALHOUN 

CALLIS 

CARMINES 

CARPENTER 
CARPENTER 

CARTER 

CHAPPELL 
CHASE 



WYATT 
ALONZA M. 
GEORGE W. 
JAMES H. 
FRANK J. 

MARTHA LOU 
TOM BAINE 
MICHAEL EUGENE 
LAWRENCE W. 

J. LAWRENCE 
THOMAS B. 



JAMES HENRY 

JONATHAN C. 

JOHN WARREN 
J. WILLIAM 

JESSE WADE 

LINDA 

LINDA 

LOWE AD LAI 

ERNEST 
EDWIN C. 

WARREN CLOUD 
SAMMIE DANIEL 

JOHN CECIL 
WILLIAM 

CHARLES LYNNWOOD 
ROBERT A. 

MALCOLM MCLEOD 

DAVID H. 
ROBERT E. 

GEORGE 
CECIL C. 
WILLIAM DAVID 

KATHERINE LEIGH 
GEORGE COOPER 

CHARLES R. 

WILLIAM H. 
CAROLE FREDERICA 



Mebane Presbyterian Church 

Centre Presbyterian Church 
Vice Chencellor, UNC-G 
Westminster Presbyterian 
Church 
Retired 

Reid Memorial Presbyterian 
Parish Associate, 
Greensboro First 

VP Human Resources, 
Renfro, Tabor Presby 
Interim 

Highland Presbyterian 
Church 

Presbyterian Counseling 
Cntr. 

Samaritan Ministries 
Hills & Pine Ridge Presby 
Churches 

Pilot Mountain First 

Presby Church 

Flat Rock Presbyterian 

Church 

Community in Christ, 
Presbyterian 

Chair/Child & Family Ser, 
Univ. S. Florida 

Reidsville First 
Presbyterian Church 
Shiloh , Burlington 
High Point First 
Presbyterian Church 
Elkin Presbyterian Church 



Cross Roads Presbyterian 
Church 

Thyatira Presbyterian 
Church 

Tentmaker/Dogwood Acres & 
Whispering Pines 



Siler City Presbyterian 
Church 

New Creation Community 
Medical Benevolence 
Foundation 

Forest Hills Presbyterian 
Church 

Professor of Religion, 
Elon College 



Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Church Educator 
Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 

Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 



Associate Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Church Educator 

Ordained, in other work 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Church Educator 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 



145 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



CHASE 

CHASE 

CHILDS 
CLARK 

CLICK 

CLICK 

COATES 
COBLENTZ 

COLQUITT 
COOK 

COOPER 
COX 

CULLER 
CURRIE 
DANCY 

DANIEL 
DAVISON 
DEAL, PH.D. 

DEAN 

DEW 

DICK 

DICKENS 

DIXON 

DOBYNS 

DUA 

DUMFORD 

EAST 

EDWARDS 

ELIASON 

ELLER 

ELLINGTON 

ELLIS 
EVANS III 

EVERSLEY 

FAW JR. 

FIEDLER 



DONNA SMITH 

WILLIAM NORMAN 

ROBERT R. 
MALCOLM GRAY 

MARY BOYD 

S. JAY 

FREDERICK ALVIN 
JOHN ALEXANDER 

LLEWELLYN B. 
CLYDE THOMAS 

WATT MARTIN 
ANGELA 

HERBERT HAMPTON 
WILLIAM MURPHY 
KERMIT WILSON 

DAVID THOMAS 
FRANK A. 
MAX EUGENE 

ROBERT FLOYD 

FRANKLIN MCLEOD 

F. MARION 
JAMES A. 
C. WAYNE 
MARY SUSAN 
BARBARA E. 
CARL WILLARD 

CHRISTOPHER FRANK 

EVELYN COPELAN 

JOHN EVERETT 

JAMES W. 

ELIZABETH ANN Y. 

STEWART E. 
ROBERT C. 

CARLTON A. G. 

THOMAS MCLEAN 

ROBERT A. 



Alamance Presbyterian 
Church 

Alamance Presbyterian 
Church 

Fellowship Presbyterian 
Church 

El Bethel Presbyterian 
Church 

Eden First Presbyterian 
Church 

Mooresville First 

Back Creek Presbyterian 

Church 

Greensboro First 
Presbyterian Church 

Boone First Presbyterian 
Church 



Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian 
Church 

Bixby Presbyterian Church 

Kernersville First, 
Interim 

Old Town Presbyterian 
Church 

New Creation Community 
Presby Church 

Logan Presbyterian Church 

Pastoral Counseling 
Greensboro First 
Taylorsville Presbyterian 
Church 

Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church 

Greensboro First 
Presbyterian 
Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church 

Alamance Presbyterian 
Church 

Greensboro First 
Presbyterian Church 
Trinity Presby. (W-S) 
North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church 
Dellabrook Presbyterian 
Church 

Memorial Presbyterian 
Church 

Clemmons Presbyterian 
Church 



Church Educator 

Church Educator 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Associate Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Church Educator 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Associate Pastor 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Church Educator 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Church Educator 

Pastor 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 



146 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



FIEDLER 

FISHER 
FLORA 
FORBIS 
FOSTER JR 

FOUST 

FRAZIER 

FREEMAN 

FREEMAN 

FREEMAN 

FUDGE 

FULLER 

FUSSELL 
GARRISON 

GEHMAN 

GEORGE 

GIBBS 

GILBERT 

GILLESPIE 

GIRARD 

GRANT JR. 

GRAY 

HALL 
BAN 

HAND LEY 
HAWKINS 

HAYES 

HELM 

HENDERSON 
HENRY 
HERRON 
HEWLETT 



HIGGINS 

HOBSON JR. 

HOLLER 

HOLT 

HORNER 
HOWARD 



DUSTY KENYON 

ROSCOE BROWN 
JOSEPH WILSON 
ROBERT LEE 
WILLIAM HAGUE 

MILTON M. 
JAMES TAYLOR 
ELIJAH 

LARRY WAYNE 

ROBERT ORR 
SAMUEL ROYAL 
HAROLD E. 

TEMPE 

JOSEPH MARION 

PHILIP R. 
S HERRON K. 
REAGAN P. 
HARRIET S. 
CARTER B. 
SCOTT C. 
JAMES HENRY 
LUCIUS ARDREY 

JACQUELYN DAVIS 
HEWON 

JOHN MCNEEL 
J. STIMSON 

WILLIAM CALVIN 

DEWITT FREDERICK 
JAMES 

DAVID LEE 

ROBERT W. 

EVERETT AUGUSTUS 



CYNTHIA ROSSER 

J. SAMUEL 

ZEB NORTH 

CLAIRE DAVIS 

FREDRICK 
RUS LINN W. 



Clemmons Presbyterian 
Church 



Whitewright First, Stated 
Supply 

Stated Supply, Randolph 

Sparta Presbyterian Church 

St. Paul Presbyterian 

Church, High Point 

Exec Director, The Cup of 

Water, Inc. 

Salisbury Second 

Parkway Presbyterian 
Church 

Minister-at-large 
Parish Associate, 
Greensboro First 

Teacher in Brazil 
Collinstown/Francisco 
Statesville First Church 
Substance Abuse Counselor 
Elmwood, Stated Supply 
Lexington First 
Alamance Presbyterian 
Church 

North Wilkesboro (Retired) 
Associate Presbyter for 
Congregational Life 
Executive Presbyter 
Clinical Pastoral 
Counseling 
Smyrna / Wentworth 
Presbyterian 

Calvary Presbyterian 
Church 

Unity Presbyterian Church, 
Woodleaf 

Director/Presby Counseling 
Cntr. 

Booneville First 
Presbyterian Church, 
Supply 

Starmount Presbyterian 
Church 

St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro 
Presbyterian Church of the 
Covenant 

Greensboro First 
Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro First 
Vandalia Presbyterian 
Church 



Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 

Honorably Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 
Pastor 

Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Honorably 

Retired/Volunteer Pastor 
Associate Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 

Church Educator 

Associate Pastor (Senior) 
Pastor 



147 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



HOWARD 

HULL 

HUNDLEY 

HUNT JR. 

HUNTER 

JAHNES 

JAHNES 

JAMERSON 

JAMES 

JEFFORDS 

JOHNSON 
JOHNSON 

JOHNSON JR. 
JOHNSTON 



KEATING 

KEATING 

KIMMEL JR. 

KING 

KING 

KIRKLAND 

KNOX 

KORT 

LAKE 
LAMB 
LANNON 



LEE 

LEE -ANDREWS 

LEE-ANDREWS 

LEWIS 

LEWIS 

LINDSAY 

LINGER 

LONG 

LONG 

LONG 

LONG III 
LOVE LADY 
LOWERY 



ROBERT M. 

JOANNE RUTH 

STEPHEN A. 

GUY WILLIAM 

GEORGE 

ANN B. 
ANN B. 

RUFUS FRANCIS 
LORETTA GORDON 
ROBERT S. 

JOHN S. 

JOHN WITHERSPOON 

W. STACY 
WILLIAM S. 

HENRY JAMES 

GWLADYS EVANS 

LEWIS CLARK 
WALTER WILLIAM 
HARDIN ALEXANDER 
BENJAMIN 
WILLIAM ROBERT 
PHYLLIS M. H. 

JULIAN 

ELIZABETH LYLE 
DONALD E. 

ROBERT EUGENE 
DAVID T. 

REBEKAH E. 

ROBERT MILTON 

S. EDWIN 

PAUL 

RUTH 

LAURA C. 

WILLIAM FIFE 

Z . BRADFORD 

DAVID ALLISON 

JONATHAN W. 

IVAN W. 



Statesville First 
Presbyterian Church 
Guilford Park Presbyterian 
Church 

Prospect Presbyterian 
Church 

Wilkesboro/Beulah 
Presbyterian 
Trinity United 
Presbyterian Church 
Yadkinville, Stated Supply 
Yadkinville, Stated Supply 

Min of Music, Starmount 
Covenant Presbyterian 
Church 

Burlington First 
Presbyterian Church 
PHD studies/Harvard 
Southminster Presbyterian 
Church 

First Presbyterian Church, 
W-S 

Winston-Salem First 

Presbyterian 

US Navy Chaplain 

Mechanical Engineer 



Burlington First 
Presbyterian Church 

Asheboro First 

Guilford Park Presbyterian 

Church 

Faith Presbyterian Church 
Concord Presbyterian 
Church 

Concord Presbyterian 
Church 

First Presbyterian Church, 

Salisbury 

Mooresville First 

Forest Hills 



Presbyterian & Reformed 
Renewal Ministries 
Boone First Presbyterian 
Church 

Pine Hall/Sandy Ridge 

Presbyterian 

Mount 

Vernon, Woodleaf ;Mocksville 
Second ; Cameron 



work 
work 

work 



Associate Pastor 
Associate Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other 
Ordained, in other 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Church Educator 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 

Church Educator 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 
Associate Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Associate Pastor 
Pastor 

Pastor 
Pastor 

Church Educator 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 



148 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



LUKE 

MACAULAY 
MARROW 
MARTIN 
MATTHEWS 

MAULDIN 

MC ALPINE III 

MC CASKILL 

MC CLELLAN 
MC CDTCHAN 

MC DANIEL 
MC KEE 
MC KEE 

MC LEOD 

MC PHERSON 
MC SWEEN 
METROPOL 

MILAM 

MILHOLLAND 
MILLER 



JOHN W. 
WILKES 
J. ROGER 
STEVE A. 
ROBERT MOORE 

JAMES MARTIN 

JOHN R. 

IDA KATHERINE 

CATHY JEAN 
STEPHEN 

JAMES MARK 
CHARLES 

REBECCA CARTER 

LESLIE A. 

LACY V. 
ALLEN CREWS 
DOTTIE 

JUDSON J. 

JOHN L. 
JAMES FRASER 



MILLER, D.MIN E. THOMAS 



MIMBS 

MONTGOMERY 

MORRISON 
MORRISON 

MULLEN 
MULLIN 
MDRDOCK 
NEAL 

NELSON II 
NEWELL 

OSBORNE 

OSMER 
PARKER 
PARKER JR. 
PARTINGTON 

PARTRIDGE 

PATTERSON 
PEARSON 



DONALD 
HUGH RE ID 

ALLEN EUGENE 
WILLIAM HARVEY 

LISA 
JOSEPH 
KATHLEEN 
GEORGE 

JAMES HERBERT 
JAMES KEITH 

CONNELL 

RICHARD 
DARELL A. 
JOSEPH K. 
DAVID C. 

FRANKLIN L. 

SAMUEL CURTIS 
KAREN EVETTE 



VA Hospital 

Fieldstone Presbyterian 
Church 



Highland Presbyterian 
Church 

Greensboro First 
Highland Presbyterian 
Church 

Interim Grace & Grand Bay 

Parkway Presbyterian 
Church 

Starmount Presbyterian 
Church 



Salisbury First 
Presbyterian Church 
St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church 

Fifth Creek/Old Providence 
Presbyterian Church of the 
Cross 

Forest Park Presbyterian 
Church 

Speedwell 

Presby/Prof essor, Elon 
Asbury Presbyterian Church 
Spencer Presbyterian 
Church 

High Point First 

Minis ter-at- large 

Supply Pastor, Grace 

Presbyterian 

St. James Presbyterian 

Church 

Methodist Min; Danbury 
Community (Metho/Presby 
Ch) 

Chaplain, Air Force 
(Major) 



Shallowford Presbyterian 
Church 

Minister of Music/Trinity 
Church 

Thomasville First 
Allen's Temple/Freedom 
Presbyterian 



Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 
Church Educator 

Church Educator 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Church Educator 

Church Educator 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Church Educator 

Pastor 

Pastor 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Pastor 
Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Pastor 



Ordained, in other work 

Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 
Pastor 



149 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



PERKINS 



PZRRELL 
PHARR 

PHARR 
PHELPS 

PHILLIPS-OLSO 
P-CKARD 

P LEX I CO 

PLOGER 

POGUE 

PORTER III 
PRICE JR. 
PAGLAND 

PAY 

PECKARD 
PEDHEAD JR. 
PEED 
PSIFF 
PHODES JR. 
PI CHARD SON 

RIDOLFI 
PISSMILLER 

POBERTS 
PODENBOUGH 

.YOO 

"EBESAN 

-HARP 

"HARPE 

HELLEY 

■HELTON 

HEPPARD 
HETLER 

HIVE 
HULL 

LOAN 
MITH 
MITH 



WILLIAM T. 

ORION WILLIAM 
STEVE MACON 

JAMIE BIBEE 
ELLA MAE 
FRANCES 
JOSEPH LEE 

ANDRAL BRATTON 

GEORGE A. 

PHILLIP JUSTIN B. 

WILLIAM C. 
JAMES LIGON 
JOHN G. 

DARRYL 

CHARLES 
JOHN A. 
CATHERINE J. 
GERALD N. 
WILLIAM C. 
LELAND AUTRY 

PAUL NATHAN AEL 
JAMES M. 

LOUISE TUTTLE 
JEANNETTE 

PAUL S. 

DENNIS 

GRANT MCGUFFIN 
DANNY M. 
ANNE CARTER 

R. PAGE 

LESTER E. 
JEROLD D. 

STEPHEN A. 
ELEANOR F. 

WILLIAM WILSON 
JERRY M. 
JEFFREY DEE 



Human Resource 
Director/Max Word-Delmar 
Studios 

Attorney, Petree Stockton 

& Robinson 

Minister-at-large 

Grace Presbyterian Church 

Minister-at-large 

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

staff 

Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church 

Harmony & Love Valley 
Presbyterian 

Glendale Springs & Laurel 
Fork 



Pastoral Counseling & 
Consultation Cntr. 
Jamestown Presbyterian 
Church 



Hunger Action Enabler 



Mocksville First 
Presbyterian 
Mount Airy First 
Community in Christ/ 
Presbyterian 
Retired 

Bereavement Counselor, 
Hospice at G-boro 
Korean First Presbyterian 
Church 

Jamestown Presbyterian 
Church 

Statesville First 
Presbyterian 
Greenwood Presbyterian 
Church 

Assoc. Presbyter for Care 
& Develop of Church 
Leadership 

Third Creek Presbyterian 
Church 

Greensboro First 
Presbyterian Church 
Oakland 

Forest Park Presbyterian 
Church 



Member-at-large 



Ordained, in other work 



Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 

Ordained, in other work 
Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 

Church Educator 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Pastor 
Pastor 

Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Church Educator 

Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 



150 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



SMITH III 
SMITH JR. 

SNIPES 

SOSEBEE 

SOOTHALL 
SPANGLER 
SPEARS 

SPIELMAN 

STEELE JR 

STEWART 



STIMSON 
TALMAGE 

THOMAS 
THOMASON 

THOMPSON 
TRUITT JR 
TURNER 

VARKER 

VOTH 
WALDRUFF 

WARD 
WARD JR. 

WATTS 
WECKERLY 
WELLS 
WHITLEY 

WHITNEY 

WILKERSON JR. 

WILKINSON 
WILLIAMS 

WILLIAMS 
WILLIAMS 
WILLIAMS 

WILSON JR 

WOMELDORF 
WOOD ALL JR. 
WOODARD 
WOODMANSEE 



WILLIAM R. 
JAMES W. 

STEVAN A. 

BILLY F. 

THOMPSON B. 
LAURA MICHAEL 
JOE 

DELORES 
ROLLIN MEDWIN 
PATRICIA F. 



JAMIE DOUGLAS 
JOHN B. 

HARRY S. 
DR. GLENN C. 

SARA FRANCES 
JOHN GALLOWAY 
ROBERT LEE 

WILLIAM DICKSON 

STANLEY MILTON 
HAROLD F. 

ROCKWELL PORTER 
WALTER RUSSELL 

ROY EDWARD 
WILLIAM C. 
ROBERT S. 
JOHN CURRIE 

NORMAN MORGAN 

JOHN ABBOTT 

FRANK C. 
PARKS OSCAR 

J. GORDON 
BENJAMIN F. 
CHARLES 

JAMES KIEFFER 

JOHN ANDREW 
PAUL D. 
MICHAEL EARL 
RICHARD 



Chaplain VA Medical Cntr 

Wash, DC 

North Wilkesboro 

Presbyterian 

Lexington Second 

Presbyterian Church 

Minister-at-large 

Mount Tabor Presbyterian 

Church 

Mooresville Presbyterian 
Church 

Springwood Presbyterian 
Church 

Minister of Ed; First 
Christian Church 
(Disciples of Christ) 

Program 

Coordinator/Therapist 
Guidance 

Counselor/Member-at-large 
Highland (Retired) 
Starmount, Interim 
Stated Supply; 
Joyce/Milton 

Westminster Presbyterian 
Church 

Winston-Salem First 
Madison Presbyterian 
Church 

Campus Minister, ASU 
Asheboro First 
Presbyterian Chruch 

Graham 

Stoneville Presbyterian - 
Supply 

Bethany Presbyterian 

Church, Graham 

John Calvin Presbyterian 

Church 

Westminster Presbyterian 
Church 

Dir: Child. & Youth Serv. 
Burlington First 
Presbyterian Church 
Sedgefield Presbyterian 
Church 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 

Minister-at-large 

High Point First 



Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 

Associate Pastor 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Church Educator 

Pastor 

Pastor 



Honorably Retired 
Ordained, in other work 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 

Church Educator 
Ordained, in other work 
Honorably Retired 

Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Honorably Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Church Educator 

Ordained, in other work 
Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 

Pastor 

Honorably Retired 
Pastor 

Ordained, in other work 
Pastor 



151 



Last Name First Name 



Church Name 



Occupation 



Presbyterian Church 
'■■TRENN WILLIAM JAMES Brentwood Presbyterian Pastor 

Church 

i ODER ROBERT LYMAN Bethesda Presbyterian Pastor 

Church, Statesville 

i'OUNG JR. TROY A. Honorably Retired 



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INDEX 



Changes in Terms of Calls 121 

Commissioners to the General Assembly, Report of: 110 

Commissioners to Synod, Report of: 122 

Committees, Reports of: 

Church Development Committee 110 

Committee on Ministry 118 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 123 

Congregational Life Division Ill 

Council 99 

Examinations Committee 112 

Examination of Robert Messick-Watkins 114 

Higher Education Committee 108 

Hunger Committee 108 

Peacemaking Committee 108 

Personnel Committee 106 

Social Justice Committee 109 

Committees, Standing 

Bills & Overtures 99, 124 

Resolutions 99, 125 

Sessional Records 99, 122 

Enrollment 95 

Guidelines for Evaluation of Sessional Records 100 

Ministers 

Commissions to Ordain/Install, Appointment of: 

Barbara Dua 119 

Stewart E. Ellis 118 

Ann B. Jahnes 120 

Ronald A. Smith 114 

Samuel Stevenson 117 

Commissions to Ordain/install, Minutes of: 

Martha Anne Fairchild 129 

Robert Moberg Howard 129 

Albert D. Shaw, Jr 129 

R. Page Shelton 130 

Dismissals 

Tyrone Burkette 119 

Thomas Hugh Clymer 119 

Daniel Durway 119 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Thomas Hugh Clymer 119 

Daniel Durway 119 

Reception of: 

Stewart E. Ellis 117 

Charles Fitzpatrick 115 

Ronald A. Smith 112 

Samuel Stevenson 116 

Omnibus Motion 99 

Special Disciplinary Committee 98 

Stated Clerk's Report 123 



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NUMBER 4 



Minutes of 



SALEM £ 
PRESBYUERY 



EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 2, 1990 



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MINUTES OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY 



EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 

October 2, 1990 



OFFICERS 



S. Edwin Lewis 
Joe Spears 
John M. Handley 
Robert M. Matthews 



PRESBYTERY ' S STAFF 



Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk 
Presbytery Associate for Finance and 

Business Affairs/Treasurer 
Associate Presbyter for Care and 

Development of Leadership 
Associate Presbyter for Congregational Life 
Hunger Action Enabler 
Associate for Camp Ministries 
Associate for Camps and Conferences 
Administrative Assistant 
Executive Secretary 
Bookkeeper 

Receptionist/Secretary 
Secretary 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

P. O. Box 1763 
2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road 
Suite 308 
Clemmons, NC 27012 
Phone: (919) 766-3393 



Moderator 

Moderator- in-Nominat ion 
Stated Clerk 
Recording Clerk 



John M. Handley 

Willie D. Garvin 

A. Carter Shelley 
Hewon Han 
Catherine J. Reed 
Albert D. Shaw, Jr. 

Paul Ransford 
Mickey Wiggins 
Phyllis Plyler 
Sara Williams 
Jim Clinard 
Brenda Nance 



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EIGHTH STATED MEETING 



MINUTES OF SALEM PRESBYTERY 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 2, 1990 



The Eighth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery was called to order by Moderator 
S. Edwin Lewis at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 1990, in the First 
Presbyterian Church of High Point, North Carolina. The opening prayer and hymn 
was led by Ed Lewis. 

QUORUM 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum was present for conducting the business of 
the Presbytery. 

ENROLLMENT 
The following Ministers were enrolled: 
A-F 

Wyatt Aiken, Jr., George W. Alexander, Jr., Frank Allen, Michael Askew, James 
H. Banbury, Jonathan Barker, J. William Black, Linda L. Blessing, Edwin Brammer, 
Warren C. Brannon, John C. Brearley, Robert A. Bryant, Malcolm M. Bullock, Robert 
E. Button, William D. Carmines, Charles Carter, M. Gray Clark, Mary Boyd Click, 
S. Jay Click, Frederick A. H. Coates, J. Alexander Coblentz, Clyde T. Cook, 
Kermit W. Dancy, David T. Daniel, Robert F. Dean, Frank M. Dew, James A. Dickens, 
Barbara Dua, Carl W. Dumford, John Eliason, James W. Eller, Stewart E. Ellis, 
Carlton A. G. Eversley, T. McLean Faw, Jr., Dusty K. Fiedler, Robert A. Fiedler, 
Charles Fitzpatrick, Milton M. Foust, James T. Frazier, Elijah B. Freeman, Robert 
O. Freeman, Harold E. Fuller, Jr. 

G-M 

Scott C. Girard, James H. Grant, Jr., Lucius Gray, Hewon Han, John M. Handley, 
Wiliam C. Hayes, James Henderson, David L. Henry, Cynthia R. Higgins, J. Samuel 
Hobson, Jr., Z. N. Holler, Fredrick Horner, Linn Rus Howard, Robert M. Howard, 
Joanne Hull, Stephen A. Hundley, Guy William Hunt, Jr., George Hunter, Ann B. 
Jahnes, Robert S. Jeffords, Henry J. Keating, Phyllis Kort, William R. Knox, 
Elizabeth L. Lamb, Donald E. Lannon, Robert Lee, David T. Lee-Andrews, S. Edwin 
Lewis, Robert M. Matthews, Stephen P. McCutchan, Judson J. Milam, John L. 
Milholland, Reid Montgomery, Allen E. Morrison, William H. Morrison, Lisa Mullen. 

N-Z 

J. Herbert Nelson, David C. Partington, S. Curtis Patterson, Karen Pearson, 
Frances Olson, Joseph L. Pickard, George A. Ploger, Phillip J. Pogue, W. Clark 
Porter, III, Charles Reckard, Catherine J. Reed, James Rissmiller, Jeannette 
Rodenbough, Paul S. Ryoo, Dennis Sebesan, Danny M. Sharpe, A. Carter Shelley, 
R. Page Shelton, Jerold D. Shetler, Stephen A. Shive, Jeffrey Dee Smith, Steven 
A. Snipes, Billy F. Sosebee, Laura M. Spangler, Joe L. Spears, Rollin M. Steele, 
Samuel Stevenson, Patricia F. Stewart, Jamie D. Stimson, John Truitt, Jr., 
Stanley M. Voth, Harold Waldruff, Rockwell P. Ward, W. Russell Ward, Jr., William 
C. Weckerly, Norman M. Whitney, Sr., James Wilson, Paul D. Woodall, Jr., R. Scott 
Woodmansee, William J. Wrenn, Jr., Robert L. Yoder. 



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The following Ministers asked to be excused from attendance: 

James Allen, Thomas B. Bagnal, Jr., John W. Bell, L. Adlai Boyd, George 
Carpenter, Carole R. Chase, Frank A. Davison, M. Susan Dobyns, Phillip R. Gehman, 
Reagan P. Gibbs, J. Stimson Hawkins, Robert W. Herron, William Stacy Johnson, 
Walter W. King, Robert M. Lewis, Paul Lindsey, Laura C. Long, Z. Bradford Long, 
Steve A. Martin, James M. Mauldin, E. Thomas Miller, Donald Mimbs, William T. 
Perkins, A. B. Plexico, John G. Ragland, Paul N. Ridolfi, Harry S. Thomas, 
Charles Williams. 



The following Ministers were unexcused: 

Jesse W. Bledsoe, Ernest Bradford, William H. Chappell, Robert R. Childs, Jr., 
Max E. Deal, Christopher East, Robert C. Evans, III, Larry W. Freeman, Tempe 
Fussell, Carter Gillespie, William S. Johnston, Benjamin Kirkland, David A. Long, 
III, Ivan W. Lowery, J. Roger Marrow, James F. Miller, Kathleen Murdock, George 
Neal, Richard Osmer, Franklin L. Partridge, III, Jamie Bibee Pharr, Steve Macon 
Pharr, Gerald N. Reiff, Leland A. Richardson, Grant M. Sharp, James W. Smith, 
Jr., Jerry M. Smith, Ronald A. Smith, John B. Talmage, Glenn C. Thomason, 
Williamn D. Varker, John A. Wilkerson, Jr., Benjamin F. Williams, J. Gordon 
Williams, Michael Woodard. 

The following Missionaries and Chaplains were excused: 
Sherron George, Lewis C. Kimmel, Jr., Connell Osborne. 



The following Honorably Retired Ministers were excused: 

Alonza M. Alexander, Tom B. Anderson, Lawrence W. Avent, J. Lawrence Ayers, 
Charles L. Brown, William Brown, David Burr, George S. Calhoun, Cecil C. Callis, 
L. B. Colquitt, Jr., Watt M. Cooper, Herbert H. Culler, William M. Currie, F. 
Marion Dick, C. Wayne Dixon, Roscoe B. Fisher, Joseph W. Flora, Robert L. Forbis, 
Jr., William H. Foster, Jr., Samuel R. Fudge, Joseph M. Garrison, Dewitt F. Helm, 
Everett A. Hewlett, Rufus F. Jamerson, John S. Johnson, Hardin A. King, Julian 
Lake, William F. Long, John W. Luke, Wilkes Macaulay, John R. McAlpine, III, 
James M. McDaniel, Charles McKee, Lacy V. McPherson, Allen C. McSween, Joseph 
Mullin, Darrell A. Parker, Joseph K. Parker, Jr., O. W. Perrell, James L. Price, 
Jr., John A. Redhead, William C. Rhodes, Jr., Lester E. Sheppard, William W. 
Sloan, William R. Smith, III, Thompson B. Southall, Robert L. Turner, Roy E. 
Watts, Robert S. Wells, John C. Whitley, Frank Wilkinson, John A. Womeldorf , Troy 
A. Young, Jr. 



The following Churches were enrolled by the attendance of their representatives: 
A-F 

Alamance Bob Fogleman, James R. Hunter, Roger H. Smith, ALlen Temple Leonard A. 
Hall, Virginia Mott, Asbury Tom Sheppard, Asheboro, First Douglas Aitken, Jr., 
Robert H. Hochuli, Back Creek Bob White, Bethany (Statesville) Edgar Ingram, 
Bethesda ( Statesville) John Sipes, Beulah Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Bixby Graham 
Hendrix, Boonville, First Hallie Cundiff , Darlene H. Lytton, Marilyn K. Scales, 
Brentwood Mary F. Bailey, Buffalo Eugene W. Wheeler. Burlington, First J. D. 
MacKintosh, Jr., Cameron John C. Chambers, Phyllis Chambers, Calvary Fred Tatum, 
Clemmons Shirley S. Gunn, Cleveland Pauline B. Allison, Clio J. H. Summers, 
Community in Christ, Presbyterian Eda Warwick, Colleemee Grier C. Waller, 
Covenant Mrs. Mary Young, Crestwood Luana Brock, D anbury Community Jennie L. 
Hemrick, Dellabrook Inis D. Johnson, Dogwood Acres Anne B. Neely, Eden, First 
Horace Penn, Edward Webb Gladys W. Bailey, LaDonna McCarther, Elkin Byron Wolfe, 
Fairmont Bruce Mize, Faith I. E. Martin, Fifth Creek Sadie Clendenin, Flat Rock 
Robert Edwards, Forest Hills Vivian Frazier, Forest Park M. P. Witherington, 
Franklin Steve Swing, Freedom Minnie Dobbins, Dorena Stevenson. 



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G-M 



Grace Lois S. Brake, Gwendolyn H. Wallace, Graham William R. Cooke, Greensboro, 
First Betsy Harrington, Stella B. Efird, Austin C. Strand, Mrs. Peggy W. Wharton, 
Darlene Young, Greenwood Lynn Vaughn, Guilford Park C. R. Bailey, Winfred L. 
Batten, Gulf Betty Sue Jeffries, Harmony Flake Millsaps, Hawf ields W. F. 
Covington, B. A. McPherson, High Point, First Walter L. Bean, Jr., Donald P. 
Douglass, Hilco Woudstra, Highland John Davis, Betty Grigg, Jamestown John Hamil, 
John Calvin Haywood M. Cope, Kernersville, First Faye Collins, Lansing Fred 
Carter, Laurel Fork Don Tucker, Lexington, First Mary Ann Farthing, Cynthia 
Swicegood, Lexington, Second Claude Graves, Lloyd Mrs. Ada S. Brown, Mrs. 
Elizabeth West, Madison Louise Irving, Mebane Ernest Richmond, Memorial Walt 
Thompson, Mocksville, First D. J. Mando, Mooresville, First Albert F. Culp, J. 
Larry Putnam, Mt . Tabor Lilliesteen M. Harris, John A. Heaggans, Mt . Vernon 
Springs Lillie B. Cameron. 



N-Z 

New Salem Jeanne Cockrell, North Wilkesboro Perry S. Snipes, Old Providence Betty 
Wooten, Old Town Robert Wham, Parkway Hervey Martin, Fred N. Ward, Piedmont 
Robert N. Adams, Pittsboro Charles W. Cameron, Pleasant Grove Harold McCain, 
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Corinna B. Johnson, Presbyterian Church of 
the Cross Brenda Cox, Prospect J. C. Wilson, Jr., Randolph Susan Key, Re id 
Memorial Mae Helen Byers, St . Andrews Larry Bunn, St. James Catherine T. Bonner, 
Margaret B. Gill, Luella Graves, Lovie McBryde, Rosa Yourse, St. Paul Thomas 
Leach, Julia Mcintosh, Salisbury, First Eleanor Bradshaw, Leon S. Bradshaw, 
Salisbury, Second Denham Holshouser, Sandy Ridge Cleo Ferguson, Sedgef ield Marge 
Monroe, Shady Side Charles England, Shallowf ord Wilda Dockery, Smyrna Raymond 
Jones, Speedwell Russell Lee Citty, Spencer Merrill Russell, Springwood Henry 
Tickle, Starmount Stuart McRimmon, Jean M. Spangler, Nancy White, Statesville, 
First Millicent Benbow, Stan Staples, Stony Creek Ginny Bostic, Tabor Dorman 
Tat urn, Taylorsville Alvin D. Woody, Third Creek Joyce Brown, Thomasville, First 
Katherine W. Spencer, Thyatira Dewey Shaver, Trinity (Elon College) Alura 
Wheeler, Trinity (Salisbury) Ezra Gilliam, Gladys Winston, Trinity (Winston- 
Salem) William G. McLeod, Vandalia Don Mitchell, Wentworth W. D. Sherron, 
Westminster (Burlington) Wade Redding, Whispering Pines Ralph Wilson, Winston- 
Salem, First Whit East, Paula Parks, Harold Wingert, Martha Young, Yadkin United 
Marian L. Smith, Thomas 0. Vinson, Yadkinville Bud Alexander, Yanceyville Buford 
B. Pearson. 



The following Churches were excused from having representation at this meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Baird's Creek, Bethany (Graham), Collinstown, Fieldstone, Francisco, Glenwood, 
Griers, Hills, Immanuel, Logan, Mount Airy, First, Reidsville, First. 



The following Churches were not present and did not request an excuse from this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Bethany (Statesville), Bethel, Bethesda (Ruff in), Boone, First, Centre, Concord, 
Cross Roads, Ebenezer, El Bethel, Elmwood, Fellowship, Glendale Springs, Hope 
View, Joyce, Korean First, Little Joe's, Love Valley, Milton, Mocksville, Second, 
Mount Jefferson, Mount Vernon, New Creation Community, Oakland, Oakview, Peak 
Creek, Pilot Mountain, First, Pine Hall, Pine Ridge, Red House, Riverview, Rumple 
Memorial, Shiloh (Burlington), Shiloh (Statesville), Siler City, Southminster , 
Sparta, Stoneville, Unity, Westminster (Greensboro) . 



The following Church Professionals were enrolled: 

Sammie Braxton, Connie DeKleuver, Evelyn Edwards, Betty Anne Ellington, Claire 
Davis Holt, Rebekah Lee-Andrews, Ruth B. Lenger, Ida K. McCaskill, Dottie 
Metropol, Ella Mae Phelps, Parks O. Williams. 



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The following Visitors were registered: 

Annie Bates, Woody Bostic, Marian Cameron, Katherine R. Carr, Dr. Howard 
Chadwick, Aaron Neal Clinard, Charles Connor, Kay Daniel, Bill East, Rachel 
Ellis, Mary Sue Ferguson, Frances Fitzpatrick, Janet Flagg, W. Earle Frazier, 
Robert Gilchrist, Sr., Creola Goodman, Lynette Gregg, Janet Grimshaw, Dale 
Kistler, Rev. Alice Kyei-Anti, Cora Massey, Robert J. McBryde, Faye McCain, 
Mildred Millsaps, Molly Dotson Morgan, Rev. Gail P. Nelson, Edwin L. Patterson, 
Leon B. Phifer, Esther Ploger, Fred Poetzinger, Lorene Powers, Susan Roddey, 
Elizabeth Sanders, Otis Scott, W. E. Shouse, Jim Swinkola, Donald Tate, Adoah 
Theodore, Beatrice Thomas, Linda Thurston, Francis T. Washburn, Gay Wych, Aurelia 
Young . 



The following Salem Presbytery Staff were present: 

Karen Bryan, Willie Garvin, Phyllis Plyler, Paul Ransford, Bart Shaw. 



DOCKET 

The docket was approved as amended. 

WELCOME 

The Governing Body was welcomed by the pastor, Scott Woodmansee. He also gave 
information regarding the facilities. 

INTRODUCTIONS 

Elders attending for the first time were introduced and welcomed and Rev. Frank 
Washburn, Presbytery of West Virginia, was welcomed as a visiting minister. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented communications which had been received by the 
Presbytery and recommended referrals as appropriate. (Summary of Communications, 
Appendix A, pp. 201-202.) 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO THE RECORD 

The minutes of Commissions to ordain and/or install pastors were admitted to 
record. (Appendix B, p. 203.) 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator named the following Standing Committees: 

Audit: Don Lannon, Chair 
John Milholland 
Nick Mando 

Resolutions: Jim Rissmiller, Moderator 
Bill Shouse 
Evelyn Edwards 

Bills & Overtures: Ann Jahnes, Chair 

Rosa Yourse 
Bob Fiedler 

Sessional Records: Curtis Patterson, Chair 

LaDonna McCarther 



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OMNIBUS MOTION 



Rollin M. "Chip" Steele, Moderator of Council, presented the Omnibus Motion. 
After the removal of Item 6, the Presbytery approved all the remaining 
recommendations in a single vote- The recommendations so approved appear in the 
reports of the persons or committees making them and are designated by an OM in 
the left margin. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Rollin "Chip" Steel, Moderator 

The Salem Council has met twice since the July Stated Meeting of the 
Presbytery. 

It spent several hours in review of its own work to date and in discussing 
future needs and priorities of Salem Presbytery. This was in response to the 
request of the Goals & Evaluations Committee. Ail committees of the Salem 
structure have received the same request and are urged to return their careful 
responses Immediately . At the appropriate time when Goals & Evaluations makes 
a request for consultation with each Session about local church needs and the 
priorities they see for Salem's future life and program, those governing bodies 
are urged to use that opportunity to shape Salem's future enthusiastically and 
prayerfully . 

The Council also heard a presentation by Mr. Jim Swinkola concerning the 
ministry of Grandfather Home for Children (Banner Elk, N.C.) and potential future 
relationships with Salem Presbytery. The Council docketed until its next meeting 
further discussion of Mr. Swinkola 's requests for time on a future Presbytery 
Meeting docket to report on the work of the Home and the possibility of Salem 
nominating certain of the Home's Trustees. 

The Council received with grief the word of the death of Helen B. "Coppy" 
MacLeod, wife of the Rev. Dr. John MacLeod, retired executive of the former Synod 
of North Carolina. A memorial of $100 was sent in the name of Salem Presbytery 
which will benefit the Synod Presbyterian Women's Scholarship Fund. 

The Council expressed special gratitude to Brian Roach and Andrew Coates from 
First Church in Mooresville who helped operate the sound system at the July 
Presbytery Meeting at Forest Hills. 

The Council is seeking host churches for the 1991 Stated Meetings of Salem 
Presbytery. Please contact the Stated Clerk (John Handley, 919/766-3393) if you 
would consider hosting one of the four meetings. 

Council referred to the Bills and Overtures Committee for the October 2, 
1990, Presbytery Meeting an Overture to the General Assembly concerning 
clarification of the Book of Order by adding a definition of the term "racial 
ethnic". See Attachment 1 of this report. 

Council received with deep concern and sadness the report that the Thyatira 
Church of Rowan County has entered the Article 13 process of considering leaving 
the denomination. Moderator Ed Lewis appointed the following persons to serve 
as Presbytery's Special Committee to work with Thyatira 's Session and 
congregation in this process: Elder Sam Sloop of Back Creek Church, Elder 
Haywood Cope of John Calvin Church, Elder Linda Thurston of Salisbury First 
Church, the Rev. Leland Richardson, pastor of Mocksville First Church, and the 
Rev. Ed Lewis, pastor of Mooresville First Church. 

Council referred the request of Synod to solicit contributions for Campus 
Ministry in Greensboro to our Bicentennial Fund Presbytery Prospectus Committee 
for possible inclusion in the campaign. 

Actions Taken To Be Admitted To Record As Presbytery's Actions : 

1. Approved the request of Mt. Airy First Church to borrow some of the funds 
needed to complete plans for major renovations. 



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2. Approved the request of the Youth Ministry Committee to observe the Sacrament 
of the Lord's Supper at the Senior High Retreat, September 28-30, 1990, at 
Camp New Hope. (Caught in late request — see Recommendation #4 giving this 
authority to Council.) 

3. Approved the Minutes of the July 2, 1990, Seventh Stated Meeting of Salem 
Presbytery. 

4. Appointed the following persons to the Bicentennial Fund Presbytery 
Prospectus Committee: the Rev. Dusty Fiedler, Moderator (Pastor, Clemmons 
Church) ; Ms. LaDonna McCarther (Elder, Edward Webb Church) ; Mr. Parks 
Williams (Christian Educator, Westminster Church in Greensboro); Mr. Bill 
Shouse (Elder, Grace Church) ; Ms. Ida McCaskill (Christian Educator, Highland 
Church) ; the Rev. Fred Horner (Associate Pastor, Greensboro First Church) ; 
Mrs. Jane Miller (Elder, Asheboro First Church); Mrs. Lois Price (Elder, 
Winston-Salem First Church) ; the Rev. Jim Rissmiller (Pastor, Community in 
Christ Church); and the Rev. Herbert Nelson (Pastor, St. James Church). 



Council made the following recommendations which were approved by Presbytery. 



ACTION 1: 

Presbytery approved the proposed Docket for the Eighth Stated Meeting 
of Salem Presbytery. 



Salem Presbytery, at its Seventh Stated Meeting, requested that the Council 
recommend a resolution and process to Synod's Council which would highlight 
Salem's concern for strengthening the mission and support for the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic. The attached resolution is presented. 



ACTION 2: 

The Resolution Concerning the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic was adopted and 
and will be distributed as indicated by the Stated Clerk. 

RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE SYNOD OF THE MID— ATLANTIC 

Salem Presbytery believes that the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic has a vital 
role to play in the response of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to 
Christ's call to faithfulness in and through this region: 

WHEREAS the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic is assigned basic responsibilities 
by the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to further "the 
mission of the church throughout its region"; and 

WHEREAS those responsibilities do, or potentially can, at least include 
such important concerns as: 

- Providing a forum and focus for developing regional mission 
strategies 

- Serving as a connecting link between its presbyteries and the 
General Assembly in such matters as evangelism and church 
development, higher education (including campus ministry and 
institutional support), social justice interpretation and 
implementation, disaster relief — to name only a few 

- Fostering good communication among governing bodies and to/with 
surrounding community 

- Aid in the implementation of the whole church's commitment to 
inclusiveness, representation, and participation 



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- Resourcing the mission needs of its presbyteries through identifying 
and communicating resources, developing expertise in critical areas 
of concern, and focusing attention on mutually approved 
programs/ pro j ect s 

- Offering quality training events to its presbyteries on mutually 
agreed concerns 

- Fulfilling the required judicial functions, especially in the area 
of appeals 

- Supporting, encouraging, and challenging the mission of its 
presbyteries and their staffs, and 

WHEREAS the Synod is composed of thirteen able presbyteries with a 
wonderfully diverse variety of resources, including talented leaders, 
breadth of vision, and strong financial capabilities; and 

WHEREAS Synod's effectiveness has been limited by the predictable 
confusion resulting from major changes/differences in boundaries, 
traditions, expectations, staffing, office location, funding patterns, 
and mission vision, and 

WHEREAS that confusion has been compounded by the simultaneous 
reorganization of all the governing bodies above the session, and 

WHEREAS many deep, unresolved feelings, frustrations, and fears, 
accompanied by either anger or apathy have been the inevitable result, 
and 



WHEREAS the mixture of the above factors has significantly reduced the 
level of trust and support for the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic and thereby 
crippled its effectiveness to carry out its assigned responsibilities 
in the Presbyterian system of governing bodies, 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, 

That Salem Presbytery urgently requests the Councils of Synod and the 
Councils of each of its thirteen presbyteries to: 

1) Enter into a time of prayerful study of its knowledge and views 
concerning the MISSION AND GOVERNANCE NEEDS OF THE REGION THAT 
CAN BEST BE MET BY THE SYNOD; 

2) Open themselves to the VISION AND PLANS OF THE PRESENT SYNOD 
STRUCTURES AND STAFF as part of the above study; 

3) Send three members from each of the fourteen councils, along 
with that governing body's executive leader to a THREE DAY 
CONSULTATION on: 



a) SEEKING CONSENSUS ON THE NEEDS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION 
WHICH ARE BEST ADDRESSED BY THE SYNOD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 
ITS PRESBYTERIES and 

b) STRATEGIES FOR AND COMMITMENTS TO STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS 
between the thirteen presbyteries and the Synod to be held 
in Richmond, Va., no later than April 30, 1991; 

4) Nominate one person from among their four representatives to the 
Consultation (including a 50 word description of why that person 
would contribute effectively) to serve on a Design Team of seven 
persons. The Synod Council nominee would fill one slot and the 
other six slots would be filled by those receiving the most 
votes from a ballot cast by each presbytery council. The ballot 
will be composed of the thirteen names submitted by those 
councils. In case of a tie(s) for the final position(s), those 
elected by the ballots submitted by the councils will complete 
the filling of the remaining slots on the Design Team by their 



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choice(s) from among those ties (mentioned above). The 
nominating and electing process will be administered by the 
Synod Council. 

The Design Team voting must be completed by December 1, 1990 . 
The Synod Council representative will be the convener of the 
Design Team. 



The Council received a request from the Massanetta Springs Board of Trustees 
requesting 1) a copy of Salem's mailing list; 2) names of 3 to 5 individuals who 
can give $5,000; 3) a $5,000 contribution from Salem Presbytery; and 4) 
permission to approach individuals and churches within Salem Presbytery on 
behalf of Massanetta Springs. 



ACTION 3: 

Salem Presbytery granted permission for the Massanetta Springs Board of 
Trustees to use Salem's mailing list in approaching individuals and 
churches within our bounds for contributions to Massanetta Springs. 



The Council believes that being granted authority to approve celebration of the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at special functions of groups accountable to 
Salem Presbytery is a way that the docket of Presbytery Meetings can become less 
crowded. 



ACTION 4: 

Salem Presbytery granted to its Council authority to approve requests 
to celebrate the Lord's Supper at events sponsored by groups accountable 
to the Presbytery. 



Council concurs with the following recommendations submitted by the structure 
committees indicated ; 

1) The three recommendations of the Budget and Finance Committee concerning 
1991 "askings" from churches and encouraging support of the 1% for 
Theological Education Fund. 

2) The Camp New Hope & Presbyterian Point Search Committee's recommended job 
description for the permanent Staff Associate included in their report. (It 
is their intention to present a nominee for the position to the October 2 
meeting of Salem Presbytery. Because their final interviews are on October 
1, the remainder of their report and recommendations will be handed out at 
Presbytery Meeting. ) 



The Council through its Assets Committee chaired by N. N. Fleming, III, of the 
Hawfields Church, has been studying the trust funds received from antecedent 
Orange Presbytery. Most of those funds have been divided by an agreed 
percentage of 52% for Salem and 48% for New Hope. 

The Foust Estate funds are among the funds so divided. The predominant interest 
of the Foust family was in the counties served by the configuration of Orange 
Presbytery before 1972. Of those eight counties, only Orange County is in New 
Hope Presbytery. There was a special, primary relationship with the Springwood 
Church. An annual $300 for Springwood is guaranteed "off the top" before any 
funds are distributed to the two presbyteries. It seems that there are those, 
particularly in the Springwood Church section, who would greatly prefer the 



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total Foust Estate monies to be lodged in Salem Presbytery rather than the 
present split between New Hope and Salem. 

The Council believes that negotiations with New Hope might bring a happier, more 
consistent -with-the-wishes-of-the-donors division of the assets awarded the two 
presbyteries at reunion. By looking at the original stipulations for these 
funds the Council believes that a nearly even trade can be made (not 
significantly affecting the income to the presbyteries). The Stone Fund whose 
donors were primarily interested in the Raleigh area is an example. 



ACTION 5: 

Salem Presbytery authorized the Council, acting as trustees, to 
negotiate with New Hope Presbytery, the realignment of assets jointly 
owned, so that all or most of the Foust Estate would belong to Salem, 
and all or most of the Salem interest in the Stone Estate be transferred 
to New Hope. 



Salem Presbytery through its Evangelism Committee is participating in the 
Evangelism Network of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. The Rev. Bobby Dean, 
Moderator of the Evangelism Committee and Mrs. Linda Thurston of Salisbury have 
already been active participants in the process which has put this Network 
together. 



ACTION 6: 

Salem Presbytery appointed the Rev. Bobby Dean and Mrs. Linda Thurston 
(both of our Evangelism Committee) to represent Salem on the Evangelism 
Network of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 



ACTIONS: 

7. Salem Presbytery assigned Council responsibility to choose locations 
for 1991 presbytery meetings. 

8. Salem Presbytery appointed Neel Fleming as Salem Presbytery 
Historian and representative to the North Carolina Presbyterian 
Historical Society. 



REPORT OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THE 
STAFF ASSOCIATE FOR OUTDOOR MINISTRIES IN 
NEW HOPE AND SALEM PRESBYTERIES 

During the spring of 1990, the Presbyteries of New Hope and Salem each appointed 
three members to a six-member Search Committee to nominate a Staff Associate for 
Outdoor Ministries. Membership on the Search Committee was composed of the 
following: 

from New Hope — Andy Jones, Jan But in, and Jim McKinnon 
from Salem — Sam Fudge, George Hunter, and Joanne Hull 

The Search Committee held its first meeting in late spring to organize itself 
and to decide on the process by which it would do its work. A job description 
was written and forwarded to the Outdoor Ministries Committees and Councils of 
both presbyteries for discussion and approval. 



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The committee advertised the position in all the major Presbyterian Church (USA) 
publications over a sixty-day period. Thirty-three applications were received 
including that of the Rev. Paul Ransford, Jr., the present interim staff 
associate. These applicants were reflective of the diversity of the 
Presbyterian Church (USA) . After reviewing all the applications for the 
position, four were chosen for closer consideration. All four including Mr. 
Ransford were interviewed. 



After its last meeting on September 27, the Search Committee voted unanimously 
to recommend to New Hope and Salem Presbyteries that the Rev. Paul Ransford, Jr. 
be extended a call to serve as Staff Associate of Outdoor Ministries. 
Presently, a member of New Hope Presbytery, Mr. Ransford has served the former 
Orange Presbytery since 1982 until its dissolution, and as interim associate for 
Outdoor Ministries for New Hope and Salem Presbyteries since their formation. 

Since this position reflects a joint ministry of New Hope and Salem 
Presbyteries, and since Mr. Ransford, if called, will serve the two 
Presbyteries, the Search Committee recommends that each Presbytery approve 
motions as printed below. 



ACTIONS: 



1. The job description of the Staff Associate for Outdoor Ministries 
for New Hope and Salem Presbytery was approved. (Appendix C, pp. 
204-205.) 

2. The Rev. Paul Ransford, Jr. was called as Staff Associate for 
Outdoor Ministries for the Presbyteries of New Hope and Salem. 

3. The annual terms of his call (effective December 1, 1990) are: 

Salary and Housing $38,300 

1/2 Social Sec. Tax 2,930 

Travel 4,000 

Continuing Education 700 
Benefits 9,958 



TOTAL $55,888 *represents an 

increase of $4,365 

Two weeks continuing education 
Four weeks vacation 

Privilege of the floor at meetings of Salem Presbytery 
(Salary allocation will be New Hope Presbytery 54% 
($30,180) and Salem Presbytery 46% ($25,708) 

4. Salem Presbytery will elect seven members to a fourteen member 
commission to install Mr. Ransford, as Staff Associate for Outdoor 
Ministries for the Presbyteries of New Hope and Salem at 
Presbyterian Point on Sunday, May 26, 1991. The Installation 
Commission members will be approved at the February 2, 1991, meeting 
of Salem Presbytery. 

5. Salem Presbyery will invite its staff and churches to attend the 
service of installation and a supper to follow the installation 
service. 



OUTDOOR MINISTRIES DIVISION 
Fred Poetzinger, Moderator 



The summer camping programs in which Salem Presbytery participates are over for 
another year. A successful season was enjoyed both with our eastern partners 
(New Hope Presbytery) at Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point and in the west 
(Charlotte and Western North Carolina) at Camp Grier. 



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The following reports begin to tell the story (camping participation breakdowns 
for Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point will be available later). 



Camp Grier 

Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee Report 

Committee Chairperson - Reverend John Milholland 
Charlotte Division Chairperson - Dr. Graham Watt 
Salem Division Chairperson - Mr. Fred Poetzinger 
WNC Division Chairperson - Mrs. Nancy Thomason 
Camp Director - Reverend Albert Day Shaw, Jr. 

Camp Grier, owned by the Presbyteries of Charlotte, Salem and Western North 
Carolina and operated by the Joint Outdoor Ministries Committee, with great joy 
and gratitude to God announces the successful completion of the 1990 Summer 
Camping Program. We would like to thank all ministers, DCEs, Clerks of 
Sessions, secretaries, and parents who promoted the Summer Camping Program and 
helped make Camp Grier "THE PLACE TO BE". We had the largest enrollment in the 
history of Camp Grier and at the same time experienced a wonderful sense of 
community, nurture and Christian growth with staff, volunteers and campers. All 
expectations were more than realized. The following is an analysis of the last 
nine years of camping at Camp Grier: 





1982 


1983 


1984 


1985 


1986 


1987 


1988 


1989 


1990 


SUMMER CAMPERS: 


546 


606 


620 


754 


772 


776 


925 


995 


1124 


INNER CITY CAMPERS: 


127 


136 


131 


100 


131 


130 


120 


116 


119 


HANDICAP CAMPERS: 





17 


33 


33 


30 


50 


60 





64 


BAND CAMPS: 


95 





85 





93 


50 


92 


54 





OTHER CAMPS: 

















50 


155 


140 


166 


TOTALS: 


768 


759 


869 


887 


1026 


1056 


1352 


1305 


1473 



Since the Summer Staff and Volunteers are the people who make Camp Grier "THE 
PLACE TO BE" we want to thank them and commend them for a job of Christian 
ministry - "Well done thou good and faithful servants". Those who ministered 
in the name of Jesus Christ to our youth and each other are: 

SALEM PRESBYTERY 



NAME 


CHURCH 


VOL. 


PAID STAFF 


Susan Allred 


Unity, Woodleaf 


Counselor 




Mike Ashley (2 Wks.) 


John Calvin 


Counselor 




John Barksdale 


North Wilkesboro 




Staff 


Chris Baucom 


Clemmons 


Counselor 




Maxine Bowman 


Salisbury, 1st. 


Nurse 




Robert Bowman 


Salisbury, 1st. 


Counselor 




Steve Brodie 


Salisbury, 1st. 




Staff 


Jim Davidson (4 Wks.) 


Mooresville, 1st. 


Counselor 




Natalie Dobbins 


Beulah 




Staff 


Rev. Carlton Eversley 


Dellabrook 


Pastor 




Rev. Bob Fiedler 


Clemmons 


Pastor 




Carol Finley 


N. Wilkesboro 




Staff 


Kristen Gleason 


Mooresville, 1st. 




Staff 


David Goodman 


Boone, 1st. 


Canoe 




Doug Goss (3 Wks.) 


Lansing 


Counselor 




Ginny Godwin 


Mt. Airy 


Counselor 




Dana Harrison 


Wilkesboro 




Staff 


Emily Hunt 


Beulah 




Staff 


Rev. Guy Hunt (2 Wks.) 


Beulah 


Pastor 




Sarah Hunt 


Beulah 


Counselor 




Kenneth Mansfield 


Clemmons 


Counselor 




Amy McCoy 


Boone, 1st. 




Staff 


Brooke Morgan 


Salisbury, 1st. 


Counselor 




Teresa Parrish 


John Calvin 


Counselor 




Chuck Patterson 


Thomasville, 1st. 




Staff 



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Scott Quesenberry 
Chas Radar 
Ginny Rogers 
Holli Shular 
Barbara Templeton 
Angie Thomas 
Linda Thurston 
Steve Thurston 
Rev. Rocky Ward 
Adina Watkins 
Felicia Waugh 
Dorcas Williams 
Tom Klugh 
Mark McRacken 
Danny Plyler 
Scott Plyler 
Angela Terry 



Lexington, 1st. 
Mooresville, 1st. 
Mooresville, 1st. 
Centre 

Mooresville, 1st. 
Beulah 

Salisbury, 1st. 
Salisbury, 1st. 
Boone, 1st. 
Beulah 
Beulah 

Trinity, W-S 

Lutheran 

ARP 

Methodist 
Methodist 
Baptist 



Counselor 
Sailing 



Nurse 

Counselor 

Canoe 



Counselor 
Counselor 



Staff 
Staff 
Staff 
Staff 



Staff 
Staff 

Staff 
Staff 

Staff 
Staff 



Your 1990 Summer Staff ministered to campers and each other over an (eight) 
seven week period. We feel that one of the strengths of summer camping at Camp 
Grier is the fact that we need and value volunteers from the churches of 
Charlotte, Salem and Western North Carolina Presbyteries. This ministry allows 
ministers, DCEs and lay people an opportunity for ministry with our youth, as 
well as, promotes local church involvement in the camping program. Local church 
involvement allows for ownership of the camping program, input for program ideas 
and helps to keep the cost of camper fees down. Without volunteers we would not 
have a summer camping program at Camp Grier. 



SUMMER CAMPING PARTICIPATION 1990 



Participants 


Campers 


Volunteers 


Paid Staff 


Total 


Charlotte Presby. 


507 


35 


8 


550 


Salem Presby. 


285 


30 


19 


334 


WNC Presbytery 


371 


21 


18 


410 


Inner City 


119 








119 


Other 





4 


5 


9 


Total 1990 


1282 


90 


50 


1422 


Total 1989 


1111 


70 


43 


1224 


SALEM PRESBYTERY 










Church 


# Campers 


# Vol. 


# Paid Staff 


Total 


Back Creek 


1 








1 


Beulah 


6 


3 


5 


14 


Boone, First 


8 


2 


1 


11 


Buffalo 


1 








1 


Clemmons 


2 


3 





5 


Concord 


3 








3 


Covenant (W-S) 


1 








1 


Cross Roads 


2 








2 


Dellabrook 


8 


1 





9 


Elkin 


4 








4 


Fairview 


1 








1 


Fieldstone 


4 








4 


Forest Park 


1 








1 


Franklin 


3 








3 


Grace 


7 








7 


Greensboro, First 


3 








3 


High Point, First 


2 








2 


Highland 


2 








2 


Jamestown 


4 








4 


John Calvin 


3 


3 





6 


Kernersville, First 


2 








2 


Lansing 





3 





3 


Lexington, First 


5 


1 





6 



166 



Lexington, Second 


5 








5 


Love Valley 


12 








12 


Mocksville, First 


4 








4 


Mooresville, First 


28 


5 


3 


36 


Mt. Airy, First 


7 


1 





8 


Mt. Jefferson 


4 








4 


North Wilkesboro 


6 





2 


8 


Parkway 


7 








7 


Pilot Mountain, First 


7 








7 


Prospect 


10 








10 


Salisbury, First 


20 


5 


1 


26 


Shiloh, Statesville 


2 








2 


Spencer 


2 








2 


St. Paul 


1 








1 


Statesville, First 


14 








14 


Third Creek 


5 








5 


Thomasville, First 


12 





1 


13 


Thyatira 


4 








4 


Trinity, W-S 





1 





1 


Unity, Woodleaf 


10 


1 





11 


Wilkesboro Chapel 


2 





1 


3 


Winston-Salem, First 


7 








7 


Buddies from other churches 21 


1 


4 


26 


TOTAL 


269 


30 


19 


318 


Cancellations 


16 






16 


Total Activity 


285 






334 


The 1990 Summer Program 


involved the 


following 


number of churches from 


each 


owning Presbytery. This 


figure includes campers, 


volunteers, staff members 


and 



buddies from non-Presbyterian churches. 



Presbytery 


Presbyterian 


Other 


Total 


CHARLOTTE PRESBYTERY 


64 


30* 


102 


SALEM PRESBYTERY 


47 


21* 


68 


PRESBYTERY OF WNC 


56 


16* 


72 


INNER CITY 





76* 


76 


OTHER 





9 


9 


TOTAL 


167 


143 


310 



* Estimated 



IMPROVEMENTS AT CAMP GRIER 

We are involved in a landscaping project which involves seeding of grass, gravel 
paths with landscaping timbers and split rail fencing with mulching. We have 
built a winterized two story building, consisting of bath house and upstairs 
meeting room. This building is located adjacent to Cedar Lodge which is now 
complete. Two Bunk Houses have been built which will house twenty persons to 
make a winterized retreat center in addition to our main Camp winterized retreat 
center. We can now minister to 150 persons in our main camp area, year round, 
and an additional 56 in our newly completed winterized Rustic area. Landscaping 
of Bunk Houses, Cedar Lodge and Winterized Bath House/Meeting Room are near 
completion. Our four Rustic Units with electricity are available for rental 
usage in the Spring and Fall and will sleep 86. We are seeking to improve the 
Camp Grier facility so that Churches of the owning Presbyteries can discover and 
use our unique facility. 

In 1990 we have replaced two Camp vehicles and bought an office trailer which 
is now in use. The new Camp Office, which is an office mobile unit, will be 
customized to fit into the main Camp area and look like it belongs. It was 
purchased by Camp Grier in an act of stewardship. (We would rather have built 
a building, consisting of office and meeting space [estimated cost of building: 
$70,000; cost of office mobile unit: $7,200. We have saved our owning 
Presbyteries $62,800]). 



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Plans are underway to add a room to our maintenance persons house as well as 
build two Bible study shelters. The Camp Grier Joint Outdoor Ministries 
Committee will meet in October to develop a five year plan for future 
development and begin work on the 1992 budget. 

RETREAT PROGRAMS 

This fall Camp Grier is being used by the churches of our Presbyteries, as well 
as, outside groups for retreats, workshops, officer training and conferences. 
Early reservations are usually necessary - however, do not hesitate to inquire 
late, since reservations are sometimes cancelled by groups. A REMINDER - All 
lodges and cottage have been renovated with new beds and tiled bathroom/ showers . 
Cedar Lodge, the new bathhouse/meeting room and bunk houses are winterized and 
heated with electric heat. We are not Holiday Inn, but where can you go for 
$16.45 (1990) for three meals and one night's lodging in the newly landscaped 
setting of Camp Grier in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. 

We invite you to come to Camp Grier for a visit to experience for yourself the 
new look and to discover that Camp Grier is "THE PLACE TO BE". The churches of 
Charlotte, Salem, and Western North Carolina can help the summer camping/ retreat 
ministry of Camp Grier in the following ways: 

1. Pray that God will give guidance and wisdom to those who are making 
decisions concerning the management of Camp Grier and its programs. 

2. Pray that God will give guidance and wisdom as the 1991 summer staff are 
selected. 

3. Help to recruit paid staff and volunteer staff from your church for the 
summer camping program by providing the Camp Director with a list of names 
of interested persons. Paid staff and volunteers must be at least 18 years 
of age with one year of College. 

4. Support the summer camping program by promoting Christian camping for our 
youth and the opportunity for service of adults as volunteers through 
newsletters, church bulletins, bulletin boards, and announcements from the 
pulpit . 

5. Budget funds for 1991 to assist the youth of your congregation to attend 
Camp Grier next summer. Partial scholarships are available through Camp 
Grier for those who have a real need. 

6. Take advantage of your camp and plan a retreat. Come and discover your camp 
in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. 

7. Schedule the slide presentation on Camp Grier for your church this fall, 
winter, or spring. Family night suppers, church school hour or special 
gatherings are good times for camp programs. 

8. Invite the Camp Director, the Reverend Albert Day Shaw, Jr., to your church 
to preach and/or talk about your camping program. 



ACTIONS : 

1. Presbytery gave thanks to God for a very successful 1990 summer 
camping program at Camp Grier and pray for the spiritual growth of 
the staff and the 1,240 campers who attended. 

2. Presbytery expressed its appreciation to those who served as 
volunteer counselors, pastors, educators, paid staff, and helpers 
during the 1990 program. 



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Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point 



Joint Outdoor Ministries Report 



Division Moderator - Mr. Fred Poetzinger 
Salem Committee Moderator - Reverend Wyatt Aiken 
Interim Staff Associate - Reverend Paul Ransford 

Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point are equally owned by New Hope and Salem 
Presbyteries. Both facilities have enjoyed an excellent summer season. 
Although breakdowns of participation figures by Salem congregations and members 
are incomplete at the time of this writing, totals show excellent support and 
interest in both programs . 

The following figures show the church groups using camp New Hope and 
Presbyterian Point so far in 1990 along with the Salem churches who have used 
the facilities. 

1990 PRESBYTERIAN POINT RETREAT USAGE PATTERNS 



TYPE GROUPS 
Presbyterian 

Non-Presbyterian Churches 
Non Churches 



TOTAL GROUPS 

47 
23 
23 



% 

50% 
25% 
25% 



93 



Presbyterian Usage (50% of total use) 



Salem Presbytery 
New Hope Presbytery 



12 
35 



26% 
74% 



47 



TYPE GROUPS 



1990 CAMP NEW HOPE RETREAT USAGE PATTERNS 
TOTAL GROUPS 



Presbyterian 

Non-Presbyterian Churches 
Non Churches 



33 
24 
202 



% 

13% 
9% 
78% 



259 



Presbyterian Usage (13% of total use) 



Salem Presbytery 
New Hope Presbytery 



13 
20 



39% 
61% 



33 



CAMP NEW HOPE'S REPORT OF 
SALEM PRESBYTERY RETREAT USAGE 



RESV. # CHURCH NAME 

43 Salem Presbytery 

60 New Creation 



CITY 

Whitsett 
Greensboro 



TOT PPL 






GROUP TYPE 

C 
F 



77 
114 
128 



Guilford Park Greensboro 
Griers/Pleasant Grove Durham 
Salem Presbytery Clemmons 



3.5 



22 
38 
24 



W 
F 
C 



169 



137 


Westminster 


Bur 1 inert on 


16 


F 


147 


VJ A- C 1 1 WwvU 




30 


y 


163 


Guilford Park 


Greensboro 





W 


175 


Salem Presbytery 


Greensboro 


2 


c 


211 


Guilford Park 


Greensboro 





J 


223 


Alamance 


Greensboro 





F 


234 


Starmount 


Greensboro 





y 


236 


Graham 


Graham 





A 



Definition of Group Type Codes 
m=men's f =f amily y=youth a=adult d=day c=committee w=women's 

*Groups who have a in the TOT PPL column have reservations but their retreat 
has not occurred as of this report. 

Salem Presbytery Church Usage of Summer Program 



Church 




Total Car 


Alamance 




10 


Buffalo 




2 


Burlington First 




15 


Church of the Cross 




2 


Community in Christ 




2 


Eden First 




1 


Faith 




3 


Forest Hills 




20 


Graham 




8 


Greensboro First 




22 


Guilford Park 




6 


Hawf ields 




2 


High Point First 




7 


Jamestown 




4 


Lexington First 




1 


Madison 




5 


Mebane 




15 


Memorial 




1 


Mocksville First 




7 


Parkway 




2 


Siler City 




1 


Starmount 




13 


Vandalia 




4 


Westminster 




2 


Total of campers 




155 



Total Number of Campers Registered for 1990 650 

Total Number from New Hope Presbytery 260 

Total Number from Salem Presbytery 155 

Total of Non-Presbyterians 189 

Total Number of Social Service 46 



Two matters of concern are being addressed at our facilities. Camp New Hope is 
repairing and upgrading its septic system. The loan cost will be retired 
through future budgets. Camp Grier experienced flash flooding August 25. 
Assessment of the costs of repairing the damages is still being studied. 



Our thanks to the Salem Committee folk under the leadership of the Rev. Wyatt 
Aiken for Camp New Hope and Presbyterian Point and the Rev. John Milholland for 



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Camp Grier. The joint partnerships are moving through their formative stages 
effectively. We anticipate the final Staff Associate position (for Camp New 
Hope and Presbyterian Point) to be filled October 2 at Salem Presbytery's 
meeting. 



NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Jim Frazier, Moderator 

The Committee has worked hard to fill vacancies in the structure and appreciates 
the willingness of our nominees to serve. We reguest your help by completing 
the "Help Us Fill In The Blanks!" form distributed at Presbytery Meeting. 

The Committee will be starting the process soon of Nominating Commissioners and 
Youth Advisory Delegates to to Synod and General Assembly. It is our intention 
with General Assembly Commissioners to nominate only those ministers or elders 
suggested either by self recommendation or recommendation by the Sessions . 

The transition period for the following committees has been particularly 
demanding, the startup phase in 1989 especially confusing, and the need for 
continuity still at a vital state, the Nominations Committee (upon the reguest 
of these committees) makes the following recommendation: 



ACTION 1: 

The Presbytery suspended its rules one time only regarding the 
Moderators of the Church Development Committee, the Hunger Committee, 
the Committee on Ministry and the Committee on Preparation for Ministry 
allowing each to serve a third year in that office. 



Believing that committees can best choose their own moderator, the Nominations 
Committee makes the following recommendation which will be decided in the 
February, 1991, meeting (reguires 2/3 majority). 



RECOMMENDATION : 

That the Mission Design be amended to allow presbytery committees the 
freedom to nominate and elect its moderator from within its own 
committee. 



ACTION 2: 

Salem Presbytery elected the following nominees to fill vacancies in the 
structure as stated. 



Presbytery Moderator - 1991 : 



Presbytery Vice-Moderator - 1991 : Mr. Rudy Boone 
Council 

Moderator: 



Class of '91 At Large Members 

Ms. Virginia Cornett - Greensboro 



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Class of '93 At Large Members 

Ms. Creala Goodman - Salisbury 
Mr. Murray White - High Point 
Rev. Jack Reckard - Greensboro 
Ms. Suzanne Thomason - Yadkinville 

Administrative Services Division 
Moderator ; Rev. Bob Matthews 

Church Development Division 
Moderator; 



Church In The World Division 
Moderator; 



Congregational Life Division 

Moderator ; Rev. Patricia Stewart 

Outdoor Ministries Division 
Moderator; 



Adult Ministries Committee 

Moderator ; Ms. Wendy Yoder 

Class of '92 

Mr. Walter Bean - High Point 

Class of '93 

Mrs. Elaine Button - Greensboro 
Mrs. Delores Parker - Greeensboro 
Mr. David Downs - Winston-Salem 
Mr. Whit East - Winston-Salem 

Budget and Finance Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Don Lannon 

Class of '93 

Rev. John Milholland - Statesville 
Ms. Sarah Nichols - Burlington 
Mr. Don Mitchell - Greensboro 
Mr. Robert Rush - High Point 

Children's Ministry Committee 

Moderator; 



Class of '91 



Class of '92 

Mr. Harry Hamilton - West Jefferson 

Class of '93 

Mrs. Harriett Gilbert - Statesville 
Mrs. Ada Brown - Winston-Salem 
Ms. Margaret McKnight - Greensboro 
Mrs. Rebecca Lee-Andrews - Statesville 



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Church Development Committee 



Moderator ; Steve Hundley (See Recommendation 1) 

Class of '92 

Rev. Ed Lewis - Mooresville 

Class of '93 

Mr. Bob Oates - Lexington 

Rev. Steve Hundley - Mooresville 

Mr. Bill Hylton - High Point 

Committee on Ministry 



Moderator : Jud Milam (See Recommendation 1) 

Class of '93 

Rev. Jud Milam - Winston-Salem 
Rev. Ivan Lowery - Kannapolis 
Mrs. Marian Greeson - Thomasville 
Mr. Mitchell Causey - Greensboro 
Rev. Bill Knox - Boone 
Rev. Bill Weckerly - Graham 
Mr. E. L. Patterson - Winston-Salem 
Mr. John Barney - Greensboro 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 

Moderator ; Rev. Z. Holler (See Recommendation 1) 



Class of '93 

Rev. Z. Holler - Greensboro 

Rev. Ann Hoch - Durham 

Rev. Carole Chase - Elon College 



Committee on Representation 

Moderator : Ms. Martha Smith 
Class of '91 



Class of '92 



Class of '93 

Ms. Claire Morehead - Greensboro 
Mr. Tom Vinson - Mebane 
Dr. Jung Kim - Greensboro 



Communication Committee 



Moderator ; Rev. David Lee-Andrews 

Class of '92 

Rev. Ron Smith - Lexington 

Class of '93 

Rev. David Lee-Andrews - Statesville 
Mr. Bill East - Winston-Salem 




Criminal Justice 



Moderator ; Rev. Ann Jahnes 



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Class of '92 

Mr. Bud Alexander - Yadkinville 

Class of '93 

Rev. George Hunter - Salisbury 
Rev. Scott Girard - Statesville 
Mrs. Betsy Brown - Winston-Salem 

Ecumenical Relations Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Bob Freeman 

Class of '93 

Rev. Steve Pharr - Winston-Salem 
Mr. Frank Fuller - Salisbury 
Rev. Roger Marrow - Salisbury 

Educational Ministry Committee 

Moderator; 



Class of '92 



Class of '93 

Mrs. Sally Bullock - Salisbury 
Mr. Fred Ward - Winston-Salem 



Evangelism Committee 

Moderator ; Mrs. Linda Thurston 
Class of '92 

Rev. Jesse Bledsoe - Pilot Mountain - to replace Rev. George Neal 

Class of '93 

Rev. McLean Faw - Greensboro 
Rev. Karen Pearson - Statesville 
Rev. Bob Lewis - Salisbury 

Examinations Committee 

Moderator: Rev. Ed Brammer 

Class of '92 

Rev. Jamie Pharr - Clemmons - to replace Ms. Catherine Bonner 

Rev. J. Herbert Nelson - Greensboro - to replace Mrs. Marydell Bright 

Class of '93 

Rev. Scott Woodmansee - High Point 
Mrs . Marge Monroe - Greensboro 
Rev. Jim Eller - Greensboro 
Rev. Woody Alexander - Statesville 

Goals and Evaluation Committee 

Moderator ; Mr. Aaron Clinard 

Class of '93 

Rev. Dusty Fiedler - Clemmons 
Rev. Carter Gillespie - Greensboro 
Ms. Ella Mae Phelps - Winston-Salem 

Higher Education Committee 



Moderator ; Rev. Rocky Ward 



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Class of '91 

Mrs. Betty Lake Cauthen - Winston-Salem - to replace Mr. William Opdykke 
Class of '92 

Mr. Milton Spann - Boone - to replace Rev. George Neal 

Class of '93 

Rev. Rocky Ward - Boone 

Rev. John Eliason - Burlington 

Mrs. Greta Conner - 

Hunger Committee 

Moderator : Rev. George Carpenter (See Recommendation 1) 

Class of '92 

Rev. John Brearley - Elkin 

Class of '93 

Rev. George Carpenter - Greensboro 
Mrs. Helen Branford - Greensboro 
Mr. Clarence Jolly, Jr., Greensboro 



International Missions Committee 
Moderator: 



Class of '93 

Rev. Bill Morrison - Spencer 
Mrs. Harriet Lipe - Mooresville 



Outdoor Ministries Division 
Moderator: 



Class of '91 Members At Large 
Rev. Sam Fudge - Hillsboro 



Class of '92 Members At Large 
Mr. Lee Woods 
Rev. Wyatt Aiken 

Class of '93 Members At Large 
Rev. Bob Bryant 
Mr. Robert Bowman 

Camp Grier Committee 

Moderator: 



Class of '91 

Rev. John Milholland - Statesville 
Mr. Phifer Johnson - Mooresville 
Rev. Guy Hunt - North Wilkesboro 

Class of '92 

Mr. Charles England 
Mr. Marvin Norman 



Class of '93 

Ms. Stella Efird - Greensboro 



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Camp New Hope/Presbyterian Point Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Wyatt Aiken - Mebane 

Program Committee 

Class of '91 

Mr. Bill Chase - Greensboro 
Mrs. Darryl Ray - Jamestown 

Class of '92 

Mrs. Sammie Braxton - High Point 
Rev. Wyatt Aiken - Mebane 

Class of '93 

Rev. Warren Brannon 
Mrs. Evelyn Edwards 

Property Committee 

Class of '91 

Mr. Reggie Blackburn - Greensboro 
Mr. Julian Bladock - Sophia 

Class of '92 

Mr. David Anderson - Mocksville 
Mr. Allan Cannon - Greensboro 

Class of '93 

Mr. Robert Thaxton 
Mr. Robert Floyd 

Peacemaking Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Chris East - Greensboro 

Class of '93 

Mrs. Lilliesteen Harris - Salisbury 
Mrs. Betty Lowrance - Mooresville 

Permanent Judicial Commission 

Moderator ; Rev. Norman Whitney - Graham 



Class of '96 

Rev. Rob Evans - North Wilkesboro 



Personnel Committee 
Moderator; 



Class of '93 

Mr. Fred Tatum - Statesville 
Mrs. Sheila Wright - Taylorsville 
Mr. Mitchell Mack - Mooresville 

Professional Development Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Lucius Gray - Greensboro 

Class of '93 

Rev. Jim Wilson - Greensboro 
Rev. Rus Howard - Greensboro 
Mr. John Johnson - Burlington 



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Racial Ethnic Committee 



Moderator ; Mrs. Catherine Carr 

Class of '93 

Mrs. Catherine Carr - Cleveland 
Ms. Aurelia Young - Mooresville 
Rev. Sam Stevenson - Winston-Salem 

Resource Center Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Steve Snipes - North Wilkesboro 

Class of '93 

Ms. Ida McCaskill - Winston-Salem 
Ms. Hazel Connelly - Greensboro 
Ms. Ada Settles-Brown - Winston-Salem 
Ms. Martha Young - Winston-Salem 

Singles Ministry Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Stan Voth 

Class of '91 

Ms. Rhonda Johnson - Winston-Salem - to replace Mrs. Helen Hooper 
Ms. Janet Schmitz - Greensboro - to replace Rev. Katy Reed 

Class of '93 

Rev. Stan Voth - Winston-Salem 
Ms. Irma Spigner - Winston-Salem 
Ms. Carolyn Wright 

Small Church Support Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Bill Sosebee - Lexington 

Class of '93 

Rev. James Henderson - Statesville 
Ms. Anne Neely - Asheboro 
Mr. Don Hart - Mooresville 

Social Justice Committee 

Moderator: Rev. Mary Boyd Click - Eden 



Class of '92 

Rev. Guy Hunt - Wilkesboro - to replace Rev. Gray Clark 

Class of '93 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick - Asheboro 
Rev. Mary Boyd Click - Eden 



Spiritual Formation & Enrichment Committee 

Moderator : Rev. Tom Miller - Statesville 

Class of '93 

Rev. Tom Miller - Statesville 
Rev. Bob Lee - Greensboro 

Stewardship Education Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Bob Fiedler - Clemmons 



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Class of '92 

to replace Mr. Ron Gobble 

Class of '93 

Rev. Steve McCutchan - Winston-Salem 
Rev. Bob Fiedler - Clemmons 



Women's Ministry Committee 
Moderator; 



Class of '91 

to replace Julia Doub 

Class of '92 

Ms. Blanche Morrison - Pittsboro - to replace Ms. Margaret Eckerd 

Class of '93 

Rev. Jan Briscoe Flagg - Winston-Salem 

Mrs. Gayle Knox - Boone 

Ms. Creola Goodman - Salisbury 

Worship & Music Committee 

Moderator: 



Class of '93 

Mr. Don Armitage - Winston-Salem 
Ms. Julia Richmond 
Rev. Susan Dobyns 

Youth Ministry Committee 

Moderator ; Rev. Fred Coates - Mooresville 

Class of '91 

Ms. Dottie Metropol - Salisbury 

Class of '93 

Rev. Fred Coates - Mooresville 

Mr. Tom Boyles - High Point 

Ms. Lucille Batts-Little - Winston-Salem 



Synod Committees 
Nominations 



Speer Fund 



General Assembly 

Education & Congregational Nurture Ministry Unit 
Mr. John Hamil 



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BARIUM SPRINGS HOME FOR CHILDREN PRESENTATION 
Earle Frazier, Director 

Warren Brannon introduced Earle Frazier, Director of Barium Springs Home for 
Children, who spoke to the presbytery regarding the Home's Centennial 
Celebration. 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION 
Rosa Yourse, Moderator 

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Don Lannon, Moderator 

The Budget and Finance Committee has begun the Budget Development Process for 
1991. We ask all to note the following dates: 

Wednesday, November 7, Program Hearing 
Saturday, December 8, Budget Hearing 

Preliminary budget figures indicate that there is need for a minimum 3% increase 
in Benevolence Giving in 1991 just to balance the current expenses. A 3% 
increase will not allow for an increase in spending above the current level. 

After making a study of the current level of giving among communicants in our 
Presbytery, it was discovered that there is a broad range in communicant giving- 
-$1.64 to $156.96 per member. Even among churches of like size the giving 
pattern varies widely. 

Therefore, we make two recommendations with regard to 1991 Benevolence Giving: 



ACTIONS: 

1. Churches currently giving at or above the average amount for 
churches of similar size were asked to increase their 1991 
Benevolence by 3% over their 1990 pledge. 

2. Churches currently giving significantly below the average for 
churches of similar size were asked to bring their giving up to at 
least the average level of giving among churches in that category 
within a period of three years. (A 3% increase will be the minimum 
asking from any church. ) 



PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Jim Eller, Moderator 

The Personnel Committee met on August 23, 1990, to do its annual review of the 
work of Carter Shelley, Associate for Care and Development of Leadership. The 
review was based upon information gathered from selected persons in Salem 
Presbytery with whom Carter has worked, the Executive Presbyter, insights of the 
Personnel Committee members gained through our continuing communications and 
support of Carter, and Carter's own personal statement of self evaluation. 
Carter is perceived to be a hard worker, sensitive, caring, and creative. She 
has made efforts to improve her skills in management and scheduling, but she 
feels some frustration at not having as much time as she would like to spend 
with clergy who are hurting and need pastoral care. The Committee rejoices that 
a donor has been found to provide Carter a kidney transplant which is scheduled 
for December 10. At its next meeting, September 26, the Committee voted to ask 
Carter to take a medical leave with pay so that she might have a chance to 
recover from some persistent infections, thus insuring good success for her 
transplant surgery in December. This leave will begin on October 15, 1990, and 
continue through her recuperation following surgery. Mr. Eller stated that the 
arrangement with Ms. Shelley will not be an enforced leave, but the Committee 
will work with her to provide for her best health at the time of the surgery. 



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The annual review of Hewon Han, Associate for Congregational Life, was performed 
in the Personnel Committee meeting of September 26. Information for Hewon 's 
review was gathered from sources similar to those for Carter Shelley. Hewon is 
perceived to be a very well organized person who possesses a deep faith which 
is expressed through his work. Hewon is seen as a hard worker who has the 
ability to get things done. One person commented, "He is not only a starter but 
also a finisher." Hewon requested that salary increases become effective at the 
beginning of the calendar year rather than on the anniversary date of employment 
as is now the practice. The Committee will refer this request to the Budget and 
Finance Committee as well as Council. 



ACTIONS: 

1. Carter Shelley, Associate for Care and Development of Leadership, 
was commended for her job performance over the past year; and a 
prayer of thanksgiving, intercession, and healing was offered for 
her at an appropriate time during the meeting. 

2. Hewon Han, Associate for Congregational Life, was commended for his 
job performance over the past year; and that a prayer of 
thanksgiving and intercession was offered for him at an appropriate 
time during the meeting. 



GOALS AND EVALUATION REPORT 
Aaron Clinard, Moderator 

The Goals and Evaluations Committee has studied carefully the needs for and a 
variety of methods to accomplish the setting of goals for Salem Presbytery. We 
have begun a survey of the committees of Presbytery seeking their own evaluation 
of their work to date, as well as, their views of the areas of the Presbytery's 
mission which should have the highest priority. We are receiving a good 
response and the results will be announced later in the goal-setting process. 

The Committee has analyzed a number of models for setting goals used by other 
presbyteries, talked to an experienced consultant, and thoroughly discussed 
Salem's unique makeup and needs. The next step is to gather a broad sample of 
the views of our member churches about Salem Presbytery's goals and priorities. 

The Goals and Evaluations Committee is excited about visits to be made to every 
congregation to survey needs that can best be met by Presbytery in supporting 
the mission of each local church. We believe that the way to set the priorities 
for the work we do together as Salem Presbytery is through listening to the 
dedicated leaders of our local churches. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery requested each of our churches to respond positively 
when asked to schedule a meeting with a goals/survey team in early 1991, 
and when asked to submit names of individuals to comprise survey teams. 



WORSHIP AND COMMUNION 

At 11:30 a.m. the Presbytery joined in a service of Worship and Communion led 
by Scott Woodmansee. The preacher was Alice Kyei-Anti from Ghana. Mrs. Judith 
Millar was the organist. Other participants were Rev. Lisa Mullen, Rev. Paul 
Ryoo, and Elders of First Presbyterian Church and St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 
High Point. 



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LUNCH 



Following announcements and Prayers of Thanksgiving and remembrance of departed 
elders and ministers (Appendix D, pp. 206-207), the Presbytery was recessed for 
lunch at 12:30 p.m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1:15 the Presbytery reconvened with Prayers of Intercession led by Paul 
Ransf ord. 



EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Moderator 



RECEPTION OF ANN I. HOCH 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery examined and received Ann I. Hoch into membership. 

a. The Rev. Ann Hoch was received from New Brunswick Presbytery; and 
she was given permission to labor outside the bounds as Director of 
Student Life and Associate Director of Field Education at Duke 
Divinity School. 

b. Her credo which follows was approved. 

I want to declare from the beginning that I see myself as a 
practical theologian and not as a systematic ian. Consequently, my 
statement hinges on the praxis of faith. I believe I encounter the 
Risen Christ in proclamation, sacraments and mission. (The 
introduction and background for this approach I propose to tell you 
about in person.) For the time, let me explain that by proclamation 
I mean any testimony to the Gospel but particularly to the scripture 
read and interpreted as in preaching. Baptism and the Lord's Supper 
are the sacraments to which I refer. And mission is the ongoing 
witness of Jesus Christ to the world through the community of faith. 
All of these acts imply individual activity within the context of 
community. 

In order to explain how it is that my faith in Jesus Christ is 
shaped by encounters with him in proclamation, sacraments and 
mission, I am going to use some categories most often associated 
with the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The categories are: 
Thanksgiving to God the Father; Anamnesis or Memorial of Christ; 
Invocation of the Spirit; Community of the Faithful; and Coming of 
the Kingdom. 

Thanksgiving to God the Father - I believe God has and 
continues to create, redeem and sanctify the Church and the world 
in spite of human sinfulness and that God will bring the Kingdom to 
fulfillment. Thanksgiving to God is the response elicited in: 

- proclamation that celebrates the presence of God in past 
deeds (especially in Jesus Christ) which are revealed in scripture 
and the Church; that points, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the 
reality of God's promise in today's world; that expresses hope for 
the fulfillment of God's will. 

- sacraments that allow me to present myself as an offering of 
sacrificial praise, forgiven through Christ and united with others 
by the Spirit. 

- labor that includes my work in helping bring about a 
community of justice, love and peace. 



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Anamnesis of Memorial of Christ - I believe Jesus Christ is the 
Son of God who lived, died and rose from the dead and accomplished, 
once and for all, sacrifice for human sinfulness. In recalling his 
acts, my faith is affirmed by: 

- proclamation that bears witness to Jesus' incarnation, 
servanthood, ministry , teaching, suffering, sacrifice, resurrection, 
ascension and sending of the Spirit; that refers to the present 
efficacy of Christ's work; and that prophesies the consummation of 
his deeds. 

- the sacraments, which not only remember Jesus' baptizing and 
sharing of a meal, but also allow me to participate in the 
representation and anticipation of new life and communion in his 
real presence; and which, when accepted in faith by me or on behalf 
of me, unite me with the continual intercession of the risen Lord. 

- mission that empowers me and others to live and suffer with 
Christ, to pray through him, and to be a servant of reconciliation 
in the world. 

Invocation of the Spirit - I believe in the Holy Spirit and 
affirm the union among the Spirit, God, and Jesus Christ. The 
Spirit is the power which continues to make God's work effective, 
to make Christ's presence known, and to bind together faithful 
people in the Church. By the Holy Spirit: 

- proclamation becomes the living Word of God for me in a 
particular time and place. In other words, Jesus' deeds, the words 
of scripture or preaching becomes efficacious in demonstrating 
Divine will. 

- the sacramental water of baptism assures me of forgiveness 
and designates me as one in fellowship with Christ; and the bread 
and wine of the Lord's Supper become sacramental signs of Christ's 
body and blood which nourish me in faith for the living of these 
days and for hope in the future. 

- the mission of the Church is blessed and renewed, led to 
truth and unity, and is strengthened to fulfill its work in the 
world. 

Community of the Faithful - I believe the Church is called to 
be the community of the faithful, to make manifest the love of Jesus 
Christ, and to prefigure God's heavenly Kingdom. It is a humanly 
and divinely composed body. As the church militant, the community 
seeks to work out God's will in the world. As the church 
triumphant, the community is undergirded by the communion of saints. 
The nurturing of my faith has been enhanced by the community in: 

- proclamation that demonstrates and effects oneness in Christ 
among believers and demands reconciliation and sharing in all 
aspects of life. 

- sacraments that embrace me and all believers and involve us 
in discerning how the renewed grace of God restores us and requires 
us to minister to others. 

- mission that beckons me to share in a particular place in 
intercession, forgiveness, charity and love. 

Coming of the Kingdom - I believe in God's promised final 
renewal of creation as the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God has 
qualities of already having been accomplished in the resurrection 
of Jesus Christ and of not yet having been fully consummated. I 
believe the Kingdom of God can be discerned in signs of God's grace 
in the church and the world and can be anticipated in the promised 
new creation when: 

- proclamation celebrates the reality of God in our midst and 
inspires us to hope and to a vision of a better world. 

- the sacraments bring to us in the present a new and 
transforming reality of Christ and unite us with those who are with 
Christ in the Resurrection. 

- mission compels us to unite ourselves with the outcast as 
signs of Christ's love and sacrifice. 



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c. Ms. Hoch was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in Presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF WILLIAM FRANK LAWRENCE, JR. 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery examined and received William Frank Lawrence, Jr. , into 
membership in Salem Presbytery as part time Stated Supply at Yadkin 
United Presbyterian Church. 

a. The Rev. William Lawrence was received from the Methodist Church so 
that he may accept the part-time Stated Supply position at the 
Yadkin United Presbyterian Church of Mebane. The Rev. Lawrence is 
a professor at Hood Seminary. He has previously been ordained in 
the Presbyterian Church. 

b. Presbytery approved his credo, which follows: 

On my PIF form I said that my theological perspective and my 
personal beliefs are summed up in (are those of) the Apostles' 
Creed. For example, my most important belief is in God. "I believe 
in God." What do I believe in God? I believe that God is the 
author of all being. I believe that God is omnipotent. I believe 
that God created everything. 

I believe that God wants us to love Him. I believe God must 
be worshipped. The Church is where God is rightly worshipped. The 
Church is where the word of God is rightly preached and the 
sacraments are administered according to the institution of our 
Lord, Jesus Christ. The Church is the community of believers. The 
Church is visible and invisible. 

I believe that God wants us to love one another. 

I believe that God wants us to obey Him. God is my ultimate 
concern. I put God first in my life. 

c. The salary terms based on 16 hours per week are: 



Salary $ 4,022 

Housing 3,600 
Pension 2,286 
Travel 750 
Christian Ed. /Books 500 

$11,158 



2 Weeks Study leave 
4 Weeks Vacation 

d. Mr. Lawrence was instructed to sign the obligations required of 
ministers to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF JANET BRISCOE FLAGG 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery examined and received Janet Briscoe Flagg into membership 
in Salem Presbytery. 

a « The Rev. Janet Briscoe Flagg was received from South Louisiana 
Presbytery, and was listed as a Member at Large. She is presently 
not in active service for family responsibilities. She lives in 
Winston-Salem with her family. 



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b. Her credo which follows was approved. 

I believe in one God who freely, out of fullness and abundance 
of life, created the world as a celebration of diversity, 
imagination, freedom, and growth-full change. As human beings 
created in God's image and born into community, God calls us to 
choose to live lives of creative obedience in order that the 
communities to which we belong may reflect what we are led to 
understand of God's vision for the world. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, uniquely the Child of God, whose 
conception and birth reflects both God's desire to be known by human 
beings in the intimate particularity of embodied life and God's 
infinite mystery. Jesus' life was unbroken communion with God, 
perfectly fulfilling the commandments to love the Lord our God with 
all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourself . 
Jesus 's life is a judgment on our intermittent, broken communion. 
Jesus' death is witness to the depths of our sin in denying our 
creatureliness and God's Godliness and to the depths of God's 
perfect love. Jesus' resurrection is testimony to God's power and 
graciousness whereby all that would separate us from the love of God 
in Christ Jesus is overcome, freeing us by and for reconciliation. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, who is present within, among, 
and beyond us, leading us into all truth and empowering us as 
witnesses to and agents of God's reconciliation. It is through the 
Holy Spirit that we are made one - whole and holy - and remembered 
as the church, the body of Christ. The Spirit brings to our 
remembrance the promises of God and inspires our reweavings of our 
lives and stories with the gospel story. The Spirit bears witness 
to the freedom, mystery, loving judgment and judging love of God. 

I believe that the church is the body of Christ and that Jesus 
Christ is the Head of the church. As God's covenant people, through 
Christ, empowered by the Spirit, we have been given the ministry of 
reconciliation in the world. Together we have been given the 
varieties of gifts necessary for our mission; each of us has been 
given our particular gift for the common good by the one Spirit. 

I believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments 
are the story of God's journey with God's people. It is in living 
them together in community that the Spirit reveals their Truth to 
us, that they become word of God for us, that the Biblical story 
becomes our story. 

c. Ms. Flagg was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



RECEPTION OF JAMES T. SHIELDS 



ACTION: 

The Presbytery examined and received James T. Shields into membership 
in Salem Presbytery. 

a. The Rev. James (Jim) T. Shields was received from Chicago 
Presbytery, and was listed as a Member at Large. Jim is presently 
working with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro. He 
is a graduate of Guilford College and McCormick Theological 
Seminary. 

b. His credo which follows was approved. 

I believe in God the Creator who brought order out of chaos, 
who affirmed creation as good, who liberated Israel, who enriches 
our lives and surrounds us with care, and on whom we depend for our 



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daily life. However, because of human sinfulness our relationship 
with God is corrupted, and we do not live according to God's will. 
God judges us individually and corporately to be selfish and 
unfaithful beings who do not live in responsible freedom, and who 
rely on our own efforts and deeds to justify ourselves. The Good 
News is that nonetheless, the Creator wills that we be treated 
mercifully and forgivingly. Therefore, the Creator has offered us 
a covenant of reconciliation which promises God's continued 
presence, care, and responsiveness to us. 

This covenant of reconciliation is mediated by Jesus Christ. 
In his life on earth, Jesus was God with us and spanned the distance 
between humans and God. In his suffering, Christ showed us that we 
are not alone in our pain. In his death, Christ paid the price that 
we are incapable of paying for our sins. And in his resurrection, 
Christ showed us that God's love is victorious and frees us from the 
burdens and fears of our mortality and alienation. 

We are brought into relationship with the Creator and the 
Christ by the Holy Spirit, who gives life and faith to God's people, 
who sanctifies us and regenerates us, who brings guidance, solace, 
celebration, and transformation into the life of God's gathered 
people, and who works for peace and justice in the world by calling 
individuals and societies to live according to God's standards. 

Through the Holy Spirit, God continues to speak to us through 
the Holy Scriptures. The Scriptures are the special gift that God 
has given to us so that we may be informed about God's nature and 
guided in right living. 

The life of the church is to be guided by the Scriptures. In 
diverse ways and forms, the church is to "preach good news to the 
afflicted, proclaim release to the captives, and the recovery of 
sight to the blind, set at liberty those who are oppressed, and 
proclaim this as the acceptable year of the Lord." The church is 
to serve God by affirming the faith of our members, by being a 
catalyst which challenges us to live in the fullness of our faith, 
and by bearing witness to and carrying the Good News of God's 
redemptive grace to the world. In the church, we celebrate and 
lament, we confess sins and experience forgiveness. The church is 
the gathered community of faith which ordains people from its midst 
to function as leaders as it seeks to make its faith and tradition 
come vigorously alive by proclaiming God's Word and by properly 
administering the sacraments. 

The Sacraments are those events of mystery which integrate the 
vertical and horizontal aspects of our faith. In Baptism, we 
celebrate the washing away of sins, the dying to the old life and 
the gift of new life that we all share as we welcome new members 
into the Body and Ministry of Christ. In Communion, we remember 
and celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ in our life, a presence 
which offers us comfort, which binds us to one another, and which 
renews us, and which challenges us to live in the fullness of the 
Kingdom of God. 

God calls us to be transformed people in faith and practice. 
We are called to live a new life, a life of grateful stewardship, 
loving and caring for each other as we love our God. 

c. Mr. Shields was instructed to sign the obligations required of a 
minister to be enrolled in presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY REPORT 
Judson Milam, Moderator 

In addition to the usual and somewhat ordinary functions of the Committee on 
Ministry, our Professional Support Subcommittee has been having very good 
success with its minister to minister visitation program. We are particularly 
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make this work. ----- Our Visitation Subcommittee is still in the early 
stages of this series of visitation in the churches. We encourage each Session 
to expect and look forward to the time this team is able to sit down with them 
to discuss their church and the work of presbytery. ----- The Vacancies 
Subcommittee has prepared new packets of information to be used with Sessions 
of vacant churches, and with Pulpit Nominating Committees. We hope these 
packets will act as one step toward increasing understanding and easing tensions 
as a church moves through the difficult time of finding a new pastor. - - - - 
- The Compensation Subcommittee will very shortly be communicating with all 
churches regarding the minimum salary structure for 1991. As you may, or may 
not, remember the suggested minimum salary for 1990 will become the actual 
minimum salary in 1991. Churches anticipating difficulties should contact the 
presbytery as soon as possible. 



PERMISSION TO LABOR OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS 



ACTION: 

The Rev. Fran Phillips-Olson was given permission to labor outside the 
bounds of Salem Presbytery in New Hope Presbytery for the purpose of 
serving as Interim Associate Minister of Education at the University 
Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, for a period of twelve months. The 
effective date is August 15, 1990. 



HONORABLE RETIREMENT 



ACTIONS : 

Salem Presbytery approved the Honorable Retirement of the Rev . George 
Ploger, and the dissolution of his pastoral relationship with the 
Harmony and Love Valley Presbyterian Churches. The effective date is 
October 1, 1990. 

Salem Presbytery approved a ten minute Service of Retirement for Rev. 
Ploger. 



MINISTERS TRANSFERRING TO OTHER PRESBYTERIES 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry were admitted to the 
record of Salem Presbytery as its actions: 

a. The dissolution of the pastoral relationship between the Rev. 
Jonathan Lovelady and the Pine Hall and Sandy Ridge Churches, and 
his transfer to North Alabama Presbytery so that he may accept the 
Call of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence, Alabama, to be 
their Associate Pastor. The effective date is August 15, 1990. 

b. The transfer of the Rev. John Wilkerson to Charlotte Presbytery so 
that he may accept the position of part-time interim Chaplain at 
Queens College. The effective date is September 18, 1990. 



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INTERIM MINISTERS 



ACTION: 

The following actions of the Committee on Ministry were admitted to the 
record of Salem Presbytery as its actions: 

a. Approved the Rev. Jamie Stimson as Interim Minister at the Clio and 
New Salem Presbyterian Churches of Statesville for a twelve month 
period. The effective date is June 11, 1990. 

b. Approved the Rev. Howard Chadwick to continue in the Interim 
position at First Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem for an 
additional twelve month period, pending special permission from the 
Board of Pensions. The effective date is December 1, 1990. 

All interim positions may be terminated in a thirty-day period at the 
request of either party. 



APPOINTMENT OF MODERATORS 



ACTION: 








The following actions of the Committee on Ministry were 
record of Salem Presbytery as its actions: 


admitted 


to 


the 


a. Approved the Rev. Dannv Sharpe as Moderator of the 
Yanceyville Presbyterian Church. 


Session 


at 


the 


b. Approved the Rev. Judson Milam as Moderator of the 
Pine Hall and Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Churches. 


Sessions 


of 


the 



Because the Church Vocations Unit of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has stated 
there are only 600 vacancies for ministers while more than 2100 Presbyterian 
ministers are actively seeking to move to new positions, and because seminary 
graduates and seasoned Presbyterian ministers are finding moves to new calls 
increasingly more difficult; and because Salem Presbytery averages one to two 
inquiries weekly from ministers of other denominations who want to become 
Presbyterians; and because the Committee on Ministry increasingly is concerned 
about the Presbyterian Reformed tradition being a part of the fabric of our 
clergy and churches; 



ACTION: 

Presbytery referred the following recommendation back to the Committee: 

That Presbytery approve the following criteria, which shall ordinarily 
apply to ministers seeking transfer into this Presbytery from other 
denominations . 

- at least one year in an accredited theological school, taking courses 
complimentary to the Reformed tradition, theology and polity as well as 
Hebrew and Greek. 

- and/or satisfactory completion of the PC (USA) ordination exams in all 
five areas: Open Book Bible Exegesis, Bible Content, Theological 
Competence, Worship and Sacraments, and Church Polity. 



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ACTIONS: 

The Rev. William F. Long was approved as Interim Pastor of the Franklin 
Presbyterian Church. The period of time will be for one year, beginning 
September 17, 1990. Either party may terminate the agreement with a 30- 
day notice. 

The Rev. Harold F. Waldruff was granted Honorable Retirememt effective 
December 31, 1990; and the pastoral relationship between Harold F. 
Waldruff and the Madison Presbyterian Church was dissolved as of that 
same date. 



CHURCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 
Steve Hundley, Moderator 

The Church Development Committee of Salem Presbytery has been very busy these 
last few months. On September 10-11, the Committee participated in a workshop 
on Church Redevelopment with Tom Dietrich, Associate Director for Redevelopment 
for the Presbyterian Church (USA) . 

Presently, we are involved in a redevelopment project with a church, possibly 
churches in the High Point -Greensboro area. We have made seven on-site visits 
to possible future redevelopment projects and one on-site visit to a possible 
new church development site. 

The Committee is continuing to work with the Korean First Presbyterian Church 
(NCD) as they secure their church property. We have given the church a $5,000 
program grant and are exploring other funding possibilities through Synod and 
General Asembly sources. 

Today, we come to you with a recommendation regarding the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian 
Church, Cleveland, NC. 

Mt. Tabor Church was organized in 1867. The present facility is a 4500 square 
foot brick structure comprising five (5) classrooms, two (2) storage cubicles, 
a small office and kitchen, an overflow room and sanctuary which will seat 250. 
Its present membership is 213. While its membership has remained constant over 
the past five (5) years, the church has experienced phenomenal financial growth. 

The people of this church believe that the Church of the future, especially the 
Black church, loses its viability if it does not equip the saints to be 
spiritually served, educationally able, physically well, socially active and 
internationally involved. The church proposes to add an educational unit to its 
present facility. This multi-purpose building will provide the vehicle by which 
this church will respond to some of the needs of its members and community. 



ACTIONS: 

1. Presbytery approved a loan to the Mt. Tabor Church in the amount of 
$30,000 (details to be completed by the Budget and Finance 
Committee) . 

2. Presbytery approved a General Assembly Interest Support Loan to the 
Mt. Tabor Church of $45,000. 

3. Presbytery approved a Commercial Loan of up to $200,000. 



Beulah Presbyterian Church is a 45-member congregation in North Wilkesboro, 
North Carolina. Though small, this congregation provides a vital witness to the 



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community of Presbyterian Church through its benevolence contributions and has 
increased its giving by 25% over the past five years. The church became self 
supporting (no longer requires financial support from Presbytery to support its 
minister) in 1989. The church has expended the $25,000 in its building fund and 
has outstanding indebtedness for work done on the church structure. 

Dellabrook Presbyterian Church is a 91-member congregation in Winston-Salem, 
North Carolina. The church strives to maintain its self-supporting status and 
keep current other financial obligations. Currently the church is repaying a 
$13,500 loan to the Presbytery which will be satisfied in January, 1994. The 
church is current on this loan and has increased its benevolence to the 
Presbyterian Church by 22% over the past five years. 

Korean First Presbyterian Church, organized officially by Salem Presbytery as 
a New Church Development in April, 1989, is seeking a Program Grant of $15,000 
from the Evangelism and Church Development Unit to expand its program. This 
grant would enable the church to more adequately meet the needs of its 
developing congregation. 

Parkway Presbyterian Church has presently utilized all of the available building 
space in its current facility. The additional space is needed to allow for 
continued growth in all phases of church growth. Particular emphasis is being 
placed on providing space to educate and involve youth and enable family 
fellowship. The church is seeking an Interest Support Loan from the Evangelism 
and Church Development of the Presbyterian Church. 



ACTIONS : 

4. Presbytery approved a loan of $10,000 from Loan and Grant Funds to 
the Beulah Presbyterian Church and a grant of $5,000 from Ethnic, 
Small, Rural Church Funds. The details of the loan will be worked 
out by the Budget and Finance Committee. 

5. Presbytery approved a loan of $1,750 from Loan and Grant Funds to 
the Dellabrook Presbyterian Church and a grant of $1,750 from 
Ethnic, Small, Rural Church Funds. The details of the loan will be 
worked out by the Budget and Finance Committee. 

6. Presbytery approved a Grant of $15,000 from the Evangelism and 
Church Development Unit of the General Assembly for the Korean First 
Presbyterian Church. 

7. Presbytery approved a General Assembly Interest Support Loan of 
$45,000 for the Parkway Presbyterian Church. 



SERVICE OF HONORABLE RETIREMENT 
Rev. George A. Ploger 

Salem Presbytery, having approved the Honorable Retirement of the Rev. George 
Ploger and the dissolution of his pastoral relationship with the Harmony and 
Love Valley Presbyterian Churches, effective October 1, 1990, (see Committee on 
Ministry recommendations 7 and 8) joined in a Service of Honorable Retirement 
for Mr. Ploger. Harold Fuller led the service. 



HUNGER COMMITTEE 
George Carpenter, Moderator 

Charles Cameron introduced Theodore Kwame Adrah and Rev. Alice Kyei-Anti of 
Ghana, and told of their background. 



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HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
Rocky Ward, Moderator 



Mr. Ward reported the status of Campus Ministry in Salem Presbytery. 

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 
Mary Boyd Click, Moderator 

David Partington led the Presbytery in singing a spiritual, after which he 
reported on programs of the committee in the areas of abortion, human sexuality, 
and ecology. He commended the paper, "How and Why the Church Makes Statements 
on Social Policy Witness" to the presbytery. 



EXTENSION OF ADJOURNMENT 
Presbytery extended the hour of adjournment thirty minutes, until 3:40 p.m. 



PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE 
Frank Dew, Moderator 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

On October 7, 1990, World Communion Sunday, the Peacemaking 
Offering will be received. 

The Offering theme this year, "A Time to Build Bridges", reflects 
the mood of hope and thanksgiving that so many of us felt earlier this 
year. At that time, we were celebrating the dismantling of the Berlin 
wall, breakthroughs toward freedom in eastern Europe and the end of the 
Cold War. 

Now the mood has changed. Newspaper headlines focus not on peace 
and freedom in Europe, but on threats to peace in the Middle East. it 
is unclear what the days ahead will bring. 

But our calling as the Church is clear. Christians are still 
called to announce that enmity and violence and brokenness, shall not 
have the last work in our world. We are still called, as Christ's 
people, to live as agents of reconciliation. Now, more than ever, we 
need to hear and respond to his work, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for 
they shall be called the children of God." 

Through the Peacemaking Offering, we continue to proclaim that God 
calls for and empowers the making of peace in a broken world. Through 
the Peacemaking Offering, Presbyterians continue to undergird 
reconciling ministries of congregations and the wider church. These 
ministries are efforts to heal brokenness — in individual lives, 
families, congregations, communities, and the international arena. 

Now, more than ever, peacemaking is the believers' calling. 

Therefore we the members of Salem Presbytery, meeting on October 
2, 1990: 

1) pray for a peaceful and just settlement of the conflict in the 
Middle East 

2 ) pray for the safety of the men and women of our armed forces and all 
other armed forces who are stationed in the Middle East and for 
their families 



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3) pray for the people of Kuwait, and for the success of diplomatic and 
economic means of ending the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait 

4) pray for the safety and well being of the people of Iraq and express 
our concern about food and medicine being included in the blockade 
of their country 

5) and we pray that all people being unjustly held against their will 
in Kuwait and Iraq be released 

6) and that these thoughts and feelings shall be expressed in prayer 
on the floor of this meeting and communicated in writing to each 
session along with the congressman and senators from our state. 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 
Carter Shelley reported for the Committee. 



COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY 
Z. N. Holler, Moderator 



ACTION : 

Presbytery approved the following revised Financial Aid Policy for 
Inquirers and Candidates: 



FINANCIAL AID POLICY FOR INQUIRERS AND CANDIDATES (Revised) 
Princ iples 

Most of our inquirers, candidates and graduate students in Christian 
Education need financial help in pursuing their preparation for 
ministry. Such help is a joint responsibility of the student, the 
student's home congregation, the educational institution, and the 
presbytery. The policy outlined here envisions close cooperation among 
all these parties in determining the need and providing the help needed 
to enable students to pursue their preparation without undue hardship 
or distractions. The presbytery's help will be allocated on the basis 
of individual need as demonstrated on the student's financial disclosure 
form. The Committee on Preparation for Ministry will not only work with 
the student and institution involved, but will encourage the student's 
home church to participate with presbytery in providing the support 
needed. 

Salem Presbytery strongly advises its constituents who are preparing for 
service as ministers of the Word and Sacrament or Christian educators 
to attend one of the theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) An inquirer or candidate or graduate student in Christian 
Education of this presbytery who decides to attend a theological 
institution other than those of the PC (D.S.A.) should be prepared to 
give reasons acceptable to the Committee on Preparation for Ministry for 
such a decision. If the reasons given prove unacceptable to the COPM, 
the student may present them to the presbytery for its approval. If 
approved by either the COPM or the presbytery, the student will then be 
eligible for financial aid in accord with this policy statement. 

Procedures 

1. The student seeking aid will be asked to fill in a financial 
disclosure form, stating his/her anticipated income and expenses for 
the semester for which the aid is requested. 



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2. The presbytery's grants-in-aid will be paid directly to the student 
as early as possible during the instructional period for which they 
are applicable and reported to the student's home church and 
theological institution. 

3. The actual amount of the grant to each student will be proportionate 
to that person's actual need, as compared with needs of others who 
apply, as far as presbytery funds allow. 

4. Financial needs related to intern ministry programs sponsored and 
supervised by a student's theological institution will be dealt with 
in the same manner as those related to the institution's regular 
academic program. 

The Committee's reasons for recommending these changes: 

1. The financial disclosure forms from the different schools were 
peculiar to their particular situations and not always comparable 
for our purposes. 

2 . Requiring the students to get the theological institution to mail 
the forms, etc. proved something of a hassal for some of our people 
and seemed to convey a lack of confidence in the students' veracity. 

3. Our notifying the home church and the theological institution of the 
amount of presbytery aid is a way of encouraging all parties to do 
their part as well as a provision for communicating to the relevant 
parties what's happening. 

4. Sending our checks directly to the students is more respectful of 
them and removes the temptation of the theological schools to revise 
their help in the light of ours. We decide on the basis of what 
they have already decided , so it's not fair for them to renege on 
their promised aid after they hear what we are doing. 

5. All of this in no way affects the items in the policy that were 
debated by presbytery before (i.e. the second paragraph of 
"Principles" ) . 



FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION 

John Handley and Z. N. Holler spoke of the need to support our theological 
institutions . 



PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION 

Doug Aitken, Area Representative for the Presbyterian Foundation spoke to the 
Presbytery. 



COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION REPORT 

As outlined in the Book of Order G-9.0105 the principal function of this 
committee is to advise Salem Presbytery of the need for nominations from 
particular categories needing increased representation on committees, boards, 
agencies and other units implementing the principles of participation and 
inclusiveness. In carrying out this charge the Committee on Representation has 
reviewed the personnel involved in the make-up of staff and committees of Salem 
Presbytery and observed the following: 

The program staff is made up of one white male clergy and two white female 
clergy, one black female lay person and one Korean clergy. The support staff 
consists of four females and one male — black, white, different religious 
affiliations and of various age groups. 



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The make-up of Presbytery Committees — 
217 men 138 women 

30 Racial Ethnic 35 Racial Ethnic 

men women 
Chairs of Committees/Divisions 
26 White men 8 White women 

1 Racial Ethnic 2 Racial Ethnic 



355 total committee 
(32% clergy) 
65 Racial Ethnic 
(18%) 

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The representation of racial ethnic men and women is greater than their 
percentage of Presbyterian Membership with a ratio of 39,000/4,000; however, 
there are seven committees with no Racial Ethnic representation. There is 
concern about the lack of youth participation on committees. We need younger 
people willing and able to serve. 

The Committee on Representation will carry out its responsibility for advocacy 
for representation of racial and ethnic minorities by consulting these groups 
within Salem Presbytery regularly: 

Racial-Ethnic Committee 

Women of Color Caucus 

Black Caucus 

Ministers of Black Churches 



RUMPLE MEMORIAL ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
G. Woody Alexander, Moderator 



The Report of the Administrative Commission for Rumple Memorial Presbyterian 
Church appointed by Salem Presbytery, January 7, 1989 (Appendix E, p. 208). 

This Administrative Commission for Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in 
Blowing Rock, N. C. attempted to continue the work which a like commission of 
the Presbytery of Concord began in 1988. 

When we began, the preceding Commission of the Presbytery of Concord had 
overseen the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church with intensity. The Concord 
Commission had: 



1. Interviewed the Session and members as to reasons for the power struggle 
within the Church. 

2. The Session had been dissolved. 

3. Governing oversight by the Commission had been exercised. 

4. A new Session had been elected and installed. 

5. A conflict resolution workshop had been held. 

6. An interim minister was in place. 

The Session and congregation was in a mode of healing and organizing for a 
future ministry. 

The Salem Commission found in January of 1989 a positive attitude in the Session 
regarding their church but an anxiety with the Commission. The whole commission 
attended that first Session meeting January 30, 1989. We were brought up to 
date with their story through each Session member recounting the experience of 
conflict and division. We sensed their pain of having to relive the brokenness. 

The findings of the Commission at the close of this meeting were: 

1. The Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church was under excellent pastoral 
leadership in the person of Dr. James Stuart, interim supply. 



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2. The report of the Session Stewardship Committee, the Church Treasurer, the 
Goals Committee, the Christian Education Committee revealed an ernest effort 
and success in work and worship directions for 1989. 

3. The Commission sensed that the Session felt a little inhibited by the 
Commission looking too closely over their shoulder. We, therefore, decided 
to take a low profile, and give some space to the Church Session and observe 
their program as inconspicuously as possible. This was done by: 

a. One or two members of the Commission attending the next Session meeting 
instead of the whole Commission. 

b. The minutes of the Session would be reviewed monthly. 

c. The consultant and observatory role would be played rather than 
quarterbacking . 

d. The Interim Pastor and Commission Moderator would communicate regularly. 

The rationale for this approach was based on the assessment that the Church was 
through the diagnosis and treatment phase of their experience. They were now 
in the recuperative and restoration stage. The interim Pastor, Dr. James 
Stuart, a caring, decisive, and discerning person, had established a close and 
endearing relationship with the Session and congregation. Therefore, we decided 
to allow the pastor to be the main nurturing influence. 

We believe this was the right approach. The Session made several efforts to 
work with, and aid the dissident group which calls themselves the "Brookside 
Fellowship". The church quickly returned to financial health by keeping the 
summer worshippers bonded to Rumple. Additional property was purchased for 
expanding parking. Attendance at worship has been good. 

Conclusion: 

The break-away group, which numbered about 25, had a power center and mission 
philosophy which could not be reconciled with the personalities and program of 
Rumple. When the break came and acceptance of the break was realized by both 
parties, love and respect began to return. Scars remain. As fellow members of 
neighborhood, they will no doubt learn to work and serve as neighbor 
congregations rather than as partners within the same congregation. 

Let us pray for all our sisters and brothers in Blowing Rock and especially 
Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, member of Salem Presbytery. 



ACTIONS: 

1. This report of the work of the Administrative Commission for Rumple 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blowing Rock, N. C. was approved and 
filed with the Stated Clerk. 

2. Salem Presbytery communicated its expression of care and love to the 
Session of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church and encourage their 
faithful participation in the Presbytery and Committees. 

3. The Committee on Ministry of Salem Presbytery encouraged the Rumple 
Memorial Presbyterian Church to move into the process of electing 
a Pastor Nominating Committee. 

4. Salem Presbytery dissolved the Administrative Commission for Rumple 
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Blowing Rock, N. C. 



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PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION 
Norman Whitney, Moderator 

The Permanent Judicial Commission of Salem Presbytery, meeting at Vandalia 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, on August 29, 1990, to hear the complaints 
of irregularity against Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, brought 
by John E. Bolton, rendered the following decisions: 

l.a. On complaint that "if an elder or deacon completed a term of office on 
December 31, 1988 and that completed term gave that elder or deacon a total of 
six years of active servoce (sic), that same elder or deacon is allowed, if 
nominated as a candidate, to participate in the election process held in 1989, 
to a term of office to begin on January 1, 1990, if elected. This is contrary 
to the Book of Order G 14.0201A in that, "an elder or deacon having served a 
total of six (6) years shall be ineligible for reelection for a period of at 
least one year." No consideration is given to the number of active terms of 
service as required by 14.0201A, G 14.00202, G 14.0203 and the Language of D 
4.0100." (Letter from John E. Bolton to Salem Presbytery, December 9, 1989.) 

Decision : It is the opinion of the Permanent Judicial Commission that the 
Session of Alamance Presbyterian Church is not out of accord with the Book of 
Order G-14. 0201a (nor with G-14.0202, G-14.0203, and D-4.0100) in that in this 
paragraph, and especially in the phrase "ineligible for reelection for a period 
of at least one year," the period of one year may be interpreted to cover the 
date from which a person leaves office to the date of assuming office again. 
Therefore, by unanimous vote, the Permanent Judicial Commission does not sustain 
the complaint. 

1. b. On the amendment to the complaint regarding the adoption of the proposal 
which changed the nominating process of Alamance Presbyterian Church such that 
only one name is put on the slate of nominees for each position of elder and 
deacon by the Nominating Committee, and which was adopted by the congregation 
of Alamance Presbyterian Church on May 31, 1990. 

Decision : The Permanent Judicial Commission finds in unanimous vote that the 
congregation of Alamance Presbyterian Church acted in accordance with the 
authority granted a congregation by the Book of Order . 

2. On the complaint that annual congregational meetings are not held at Alamance 
Presbyterian Church as required by the Book of Order : 

The complaint was withdrawn; therefore, no action was taken. 

3. On the complaint that "a non-member" was permitted to participatei n our 
election process, that this caused the election to have a cloud over it, in that 
active members, who were qualified, did not receive the votes which the non- 
member received and thus were not elected or were taken off the ballot. This 
was not fair to those active members who had already made a commitment to serve, 
if elected. In view of this, it is requested that a "new election" should be 
in order to elect officers again for the Class of 1992, in that the past election 
was invalid. It is also requested that persons elected to office who were not 
members of Alamance Church when elected be removed as officers and that a Stay 
be granted for the installation of officers until this matter is resolved." 
(Letter from John E. Bolton to Leslie Gaulden, December 13, 1989.) 

Decision : Whereas the Book of Church Order of the Presbyterian Church U.S., 
under which Arthur Yow was received into membership of Alamance Presbyterian 
Church on May 15, 1975, allowed for personal testimony as to one's baptism when 
no certificate of memberhsip could be provided; and whereas Arther Yow, in good 
faith, provided such testimony; and whereas the Session of Alamance Presbyterian 
Church enrolled Arthur Yow as an active member of Alamance Presbyterian Church; 
and whereas the active membership of churches in the Presbyterian Church U. S. 
was accepted as active membership of churches in the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.); therefore, the Permanent Judicial Commission finds that Arthur Yow was 
an active member of Alamance Presbyterian Church at the time of his election as 



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deacon of the church and does not sustain the complaint. Furthermore, the 
request that the election of officers to the Class of 1992 in Alamance 
Presbyterian Church be declared null and void is dismissed. The vote was 
unanimous . 

Rev. Patricia F. Stewart 
Clerk 

Permanent Judicial Commission 
Salem Presbytery 



SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE 
S. Curtis Patterson, Moderator 



The Sessional Records from the following churches were approved without 
exception: 



Asbury 

Bethany (Graham) 

Centre 

Faith 

Gulf 

Kernersville, First 



Laurel Fork 
Mebane 

Mooresville, First 
Mount Tabor 
Taylorsville 
Winston-Salem, First 



The Sessional Records from the following churches were approved with exceptions: 



Buffalo 

Danbury Community 

Glendale Springs 

Graham 

Harmony 

Hawf ields 

John Calvin 

Logan 

Mount Vernon Springs 

Oakland 

Piedmont 



Pleasant Grove 
Reid Memorial 
Salisbury, Second 
Sandy Ridge 
Siler City 
Smyrna 
Stony Creek 
Third Creek 
Unity 
Wentworth 
Yadkinville 



REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 
John M. Handley 

Several matters of importance have been reported to the Stated Clerk since the 
last meeting of Salem Presbytery. 

Rumple Memorial Administrative Commission 

An Administrative Commission appointed at the First Stated Meeting of Salem 
Presbytery, January 7, 1989, has completed its work with the Rumple Memorial 
Church, Blowing Rock. The church is encouraged to move toward its search for 
a new pastor. Special appreciation goes to the reconstituted Session of the 
church and to the Rev. Mr. James Stuart of the Presbytery of Western North 
Carolina who has served as Interim Pastor. Under Jim's leadership and the work 
of the Session, a new day has dawned at Rumple Memorial. The prayers and 
interest of Presbytery go out to them as they continue their second century of 
worship and witness to the good news of Jesus Christ 1 



Special Disciplinary Committee 

The Special Disciplinary Committee authorized by the Sixth Stated Meeting of 
Salem Presbytery (April 24, 1990) has completed its work inquiring into the 
facts and circumstances of an alleged offense against one of our ministers. The 
Committee, composed of the Rev. David Partington of Lewisville, Moderator, Mr. 



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Gary Simes of Winston-Salem, Mr. Costi Kutteh of Statesville, Catrelia Hunter 
of Salisbury, and Fran Olson of Chapel Hill, have filed their report. They 
conclude that there are no charges to be filed in the matter. 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery dismissed its Special Disciplinary Committee appointed 
at its Sixth Stated with thanks, appreciating its faithful and diligent 
service fulfilling the functions described in the Rules of Discipline, 
D-7.0400 and D-7.0800. 



John E. Bolton vs. Alamance Church Session 

Matters related to the complaints of Mr. John E. Bolton against the Session of 
the Alamance Church are reported by Salem's Permanent Judicial Commission in a 
separate paper entitled, "Decisions of the Permanent Judicial Commission of 
Salem Presbytery". The Stated Clerk has received notice of appeal of these 
decisions to the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
by Mr. Bolton. 



Thyatira Church 

The Moderator of Salem Presbytery, the Rev. Ed Lewis, has appointed a Special 
Committee in accordance with Salem's Guidelines interpreting the provisions of 
Article 13 of the Articles of Agreement of the Reunion of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States and the United Presbyterian Church of the United 
States of America. The Committee will work with the Thyatira Presbyterian 
Church. The Committee is composed of the Rev. Ed Lewis, Moderator, Mrs. Linda 
Thurston of Salisbury, Mr. Sam Sloop of Back Creek community, the Rev. Leland 
Richardson of Mocksville, and Mr. Haywood Cope of Salisbury. 



Old Town Church 

Presbytery's Special Committee led by the Rev. Jud Milam, Moderator, has worked 
diligently with the Old Town Church in their consideration of Article 13. The 
Committee has appreciated the cooperation and openness of the Old Town 
congregation, its session, and the Rev. Bobby Dean. They have all been careful 
and prayerful in this difficult process. The congregation may vote as early as 
November 4 concerning possible withdrawal from our denomination. 



Back Creek Church 

The Session of the Back Creek Church has voted to enter the Article 13 process 
and have contacted Moderator Lewis . 



ACTION: 

Salem Presbytery was led in prayer by the Rev. Jud Milam concerning 
churches considering leaving our denomination. 



Exceptions to Property Provisions In Accordance With G-8.0701 

The following churches have notified the presbytery through its Stated Clerk of 
their action to claim the exception on church property which is allowed under 
the provisions of the Form of Government, G-8.0701. These congregations have 
acted in regular manner in accordance with the provisions of the constitution 



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and have notified the presbytery of their actions, as required. No action is 
required by the presbytery in this matter. Following are the names of the 
congregations from which the presbytery has received notification since its last 
Stated Meeting. 

CHURCH DATE OF CONGREGATION'S ACTION 

First Presbyterian Church (Burlington) September 16, 1990 

Jamestown (Jamestown) August 12, 1990 



Notices of Incorporation In Accordance With G-7.0400 

CHURCH DATE OF INCORPORATION 

First Presbyterian Church (Burlington) September 16, 1990 



Concerning Overtures Presented to General Assembly 

Salem Presbytery presented two Overtures to the 202nd General Assembly. 

Overture 90-42 Urging All Churches to Promote and Participate in Recycling in 
Sustainable Energy and Environmental Practices was answered by the following 
statement: "That the presbyteries (there were five) expressing these concerns 
be commended for their interest and that the response be deemed to be the action 
taken on Restoring Creation for Ecology nd Justice." 

The above mentioned statement will soon be available in printed form and is 
commended for study by all of our congregations. An excellent video by the same 
name will soon be available in our Resource Centers. 

Overture 90-99 joining several other presbyteries in support on inclusion of A 
Declaration of Faith in the Book of Confessions was referred and commended to 
the 203rd General Assembly (Baltimore) for action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M. Handley, Stated Clerk 



AUDIT COMMITTEE 

Don Lannon reported that the committee had reviewed the Audit and found it 
acceptable. A copy of the Audit is in Presbytery's Office. 



STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 

BILLS AND OVERTURES 
Ann Jahnes, Moderator 

Ann Jahnes made the report for the Bills and Overtures Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following overture as amended to be forwarded to 
the General Assembly for recommendation to the 1991 General Assembly 
meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. 



OVERTURE CONCERNING DEFINITION OF "RACIAL ETHNIC" 

Whereas the Book of Order uses the term "racial ethnic" in section 
9.0105 and in other places, and 



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Whereas the term "racial ethnic" is nowhere defined in the Book of 
Order , and 

Whereas the term "racial ethnic" is used in a particular sense in the 
Book of Order , and 

Whereas the particular sense of the term "racial ethnic" is defined in 
the "Articles of Agreement" as "Presbyterians of African, Hispanic and 
Asian descent and Native Americans" (8.2), and 

Whereas it is desirable that terms used in the Book of Order in a 
particular sense be clearly defined, 

Now therefore Salem Presbytery overtures the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to insert the phrase "such as Presbyterians 
of African, Hispanic and Asian descent and Native Americans and others" 
parenthetically following the words "racial ethnic groups" in the second 
sentence of Section 9.0105 in the Book of Order . The Sentence would 
then read, "A majority of the members shall be selected from the racial 
ethnic groups (such as Presbyterians of African, Hispanic and Asian 
descent and Native Americans) within the governing body and the total 
membership shall include persons from each of the following categories: 
etc . " 



RESOLUTIONS 

Jim Rissmiller, Moderator, reported for the Resolutions Committee. 



ACTION: 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

A RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

To God: 

for the gift of this beautiful day, 

for providential care and traveling mercies, 

for the hope of peace throughout the world; 

To the Members, Officers, and Staff of the First Presbyterian Church, 
High Point: 

for the careful attention to our every need, 

for their sharing this beautiful facility with us, 

for providing an excellent meal and delicious refreshments; 

To the Staff of Salem Presbytery: 

for their creative reporting on what we have done, 

for their diligent preparation of the wealth of materials for this 
meeting; 

To Alice Kyei-Anti: 

for her inspiring and challenging sermon; 

To Scott Woodmansee, Paul Ryoo, and Judith Millar: 

for their warm, engaging, and careful leadership of worship; 

To the Committee Moderators and report givers: 
for their insight and brevity; 

To the Moderator of Presbytery: 
for his apt leadership, 
for his grace-filled efficiency; 



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To the Presbytery: 

for its diligence, attentiveness, and good fellowship; 

Be it resolved that we, the Eighth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery 
do hereby give our heartfelt thanks and praise. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Evelyn Edwards 
William Shouse 

James M. Rissmiller, Moderator 



ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION 

There being no further business, the Eighth Stated Meeting of Salem Presbytery 
was adjourned at 3:10 p.m. with prayer by S. Edwin Lewis. 





^hn M. Handley 
ited Clerk 




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APPENDIX A 



SALEM PRESBYTERY 

COMMUNICATIONS 
STATED CLERK FILE 
October 2, 1990 



1. Regarding calls to ministers: 

a. Entering Salem concerning 

1) Rev. Ann I. Hoch 

2) Rev. Janet Briscoe Flagg 

3) Rev. James T. Shield 

4) Rev. William F. Lawrence 

Reference; Committee on Ministry 

b. Exiting Salem 

1) Rev. Jonathan Lovelady to North Alabama Presbytery 

2) Rev. John Wilkerson to Presbytery of Charlotte 

Reference; Committee on Ministry 

2. Reports of Commissions to Ordain/install ministers: 

a. Rev. Barbara Dua as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Greensboro 

b. Rev. Ronald A. Smith as Pastor of Fairmont Presbyterian Church of 
Lexington 

Reference: Committee on Ministry 

3. Report of the Special Disciplinary Committee (4/24/90) 

synod of the Mod-Atlantic Permanent Judicial Commission 

Reference: Stated Clerk's Report 

4. The Complaint of John E. Bolton vs Alamance Church 

a. Decisions of the Permanent Judicial Commission 

b. Appeal by John E. Bolton Reference: Stated Clerk's Report 

5. Concerning Article 13 Process 

a. From the Session of Thyatira Church 

b. From Moderator Ed Lewis concerning appointment of Presbytery's Special 
Committee 

c. From the Session of Back Creek Church 

Reference: Stated Clerk's Report 

6. Presbytery Exemption (G-8.0701) 

a. Jamestown Church 

b. First Church, Burlington Reference: Stated Clerk's Report 

7. Announcement of Incorporation of First Church, Burlington 

8. Stated Clerk of the General Assembly concerning disposition o Salem Overtures 

a. Overture 90-42 Concerning Recycling 

b. Overture 90-99 Concerning a Declaration of Faith 

Reference: Stated Clerk's Report 

9. Invitation of First Church, Lexington, as host church for a 1991 Salem 
Presbytery meeting Reference: Council Report 

10. North Carolina Presbyterian Historical Society requesting appointment of 
Presbyterian Historical Society requesting appointment of Presbyterian 
Historian. Reference: Council 

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11. For Information 

a. General Assembly Social Justice and Peacemaking Ministry Unit concerning 
refugees from Iraq and Kuwait 

b. Regarding Hazardous Waste Incinerator 

1) Response from Gov. Martin concerning Salem Resolution opposing the 
Incinerator as a solution 

Printed in the Salem Sampler 

(material available in Presbytery Office for study) 

2) Material presented by the Rev. Bob Yoder to counter Gov. Martin's 
material 

(material available in Presbytery Office for study) 



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APPENDIX B 



MINUTES OF COMMISSIONS ADMITTED TO RECORD 

The Presbytery received and admitted to record the following minutes of 
Administrative Commissions appointed to ordain and/or install ministers. 



INSTALLATION OF BARBARA E. DUA 
AS ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

The Commission according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, North Carolina, September 2, 1990, at 11:15 
a.m., with Ministers Fred Horner, Jerry Shetler, Clyde Cook, John Handley, Jean 
Rodenbough, Z. Holler, John M. Buchanan, Elders Barbara Clawson, Luella Graves, 
and Dale Davidson present, and was opened with prayer by Fred Horner. Quorum 
present. Jerry Shetler was elected Moderator and Fred Horner Clerk. Jerry 
Shetler presided and led the congregation in a service of worship. John M. 
Buchanan preached from Genesis 16:1-16 and Mark 1:40-2:6, 13-17, after which the 
proceedings of Presbytery leading up to this service were recited, and John 
Handley proposed the Constitutional Questions to the Minister and Dale Davidson 
to the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Ms. Barbara E. 
Dua was installed as the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of 
Greensboro agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to 
the minister was delivered by Z. Holler and to the congregation by Jean 
Rodenbough. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the 
newly-installed associate pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came 
forward and gave her their right hand in token of cordial reception and 
affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission was closed with prayer. 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF RONALD ANTHONY SMITH 
AS PASTOR OF FAIRMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LEXINGTON 

The Commission according to the appointment of Salem Presbytery, met at Fairmont 
Presbyterian Church of Lexington, North Carolina, August 5, 1990, at 4:00 p.m., 
with Ministers Ken Craig, Robert Owens, Bob Jeffords, John Wilkerson, Bill 
Sosebee, Elders Harry Wilson, Peggy Styers and Dot Fesperman present, and was 
opened with prayer by John Wilkerson. Quorum present. Ken Craig was elected 
Moderator and Peggy Styers Clerk. Ken Craig presided and led the congregation 
in a service of worship. Bob Owens preached from John 21:15-17 and II Timothy 
1:1-12 a sermon entitled, "Remember Jesus Christ", after which Bob Jeffords 
proposed the Constitutional Questions. Those being answered in the affirmative, 
Ronald Anthony Smith was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of the 
Presbytery and installed as Pastor of the Fairmont Presbyterian Church of 
Lexington agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Order . The charge to 
the Pastor was delivered by Ken Craig and to the congregation by Bill Sosebee. 
The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly-installed 
pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and gave him their right 
hand in token of cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed with prayer by Ken 
Craig. 



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APPENDIX C 



STAFF ASSOCIATE FOR OUTDOOR MINISTRIES 

JOB DESCRIPTION 
The Presbyteries of New Hope and Salem 



The Staff Associate will lead our presbyteries toward an Outdoor Ministry program 
that uses our site and human resources in a way that is consistent with the 
mission designs of the presbyteries of New Hope and Salem and their Outdoor 
Ministries philosophies. 

I . Qualifications for the Staff Associate 

A. Shall be a member in good standing of the Presbyterian Church (USA) 

B. Shall ordinarily be an ordained minister or Christian educator 

C. Must have management experience with demonstrated skills in both 
administrative and programmatic areas 

D. Will be a member of the American Camping Association and the Presbyterian 
Church Camps Conference Associates 

II . Responsibilities of the Staff Associate 

A. Will be responsible for the oversight, upkeep, programming, staffing and 
maintenance of the facilities operated by this ministry 

B. Will be responsible for hiring, supervision, and termination of staff 
working in the programs and on the sites according to adopted personnel 
policies of the presbyteries 

C. Will oversee summer programs including visitation and involvement on 
sites 

D. Will hire summer staff program directors and oversee the hiring of 
medical personnel, counselors, volunteers, etc. 

E. Will practice good management skills regarding the scheduling of the 
facilities, the quality of food service, the financial accountability, 
the relationships with our individual Churches and the programmatic needs 
of the presbyteries. Scheduling preference will be given to Presbyterian 
groups whenever feasible 

F. Will promote the presbyteries' programs for Outdoor Ministry 

G. Will lead us into mutual areas of creative exploration for present and 
future outdoor ministries activities 

H. Will resource the committees, units and divisions in respective 
presbyteries that are directly related to Outdoor Ministries 

I. Will oversee and staff the annual budget process 

J. Will provide good risk management in all activities sponsored by our 
Outdoor Ministries 

K. Will insure that each site maintains credentials and expertise in all 
areas of outdoor ministry skills which we offer to our Churches. These 
areas may include, but not be limited to EMT, WSI, CPR, sailing and power 
boating 

L. Will provide for and/or lead off-site adventure trips that give 
participants a greater sense of our place in creation and our 
responsibility for good stewardship of creation 

M. Will serve as a resource person for recreation leadership and young adult 
ministry 

N. Will attend presbytery meetings whenever programming allows 
0. Will serve as worship leader/pulpit supply at our camps and/or in our 
churches 

III . Relationship to Governing Bodies 

A. Shall be jointly called by the presbyteries of New Hope and Salem as a 
staff member of both presbyteries and be a member of New Hope Presbytery 
which will administer the salary 

B. Will be accountable in each of these two presbyteries through the 
Councils. Will be evaluated by the two executive presbyters and a joint 
Personnel Committee of the two presbyteries 



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C. Shall be an ex officio member of both the New Hope and Salem Outdoor 
Ministry divisions 

Terms of Call 

A. The call form of presbyteries includes the following benefits: 

Salary (to be negotiated) 
Church insurance/annuity program 
Social Security or equivalent 
Housing allowance 

Continuing Education Fund (amount to be determined; paid as used) 
Annual vacation of one month 

B. A camp vehicle and gas will be provided to the Staff Associate to 
transport Outdoor Ministries supplies, campers and gear necessary to the 
program. Personal errands while using this vehicle will be reimbursed 
by the Staff Associate 

C. The family of the Staff Associate may share bed and board with him/her 
at the campsites when he/she is on duty there, and they may participate 
without charge in all Outdoor Ministries programs when deemed appropriate 
and space permits. At present, space for families is not always 
available at Camp Albemarle. 



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APPENDIX D 



REPORT OF DEATHS OF 
ELDERS AND MINISTERS SINCE NOVEMBER 1, 1989 



Bethany Presbyterian Church 

Lawrance A. Cook 
Bethesda Presbyterian Church 

Jay Crawford McNeely 

Brentwood Presbyterian Church 

Earl W. Clark 
Eugene Hooks 

Burlington, First Presbyterian Church 

Paul Morrow, Jr. 
Centre Presbyterian Church 

Ralph Linwood Sparrow 

Eden, First Presbyterian Church 

Eugene Purcell 
Harry Alverson 

Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church 

Paul Wilhelm 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



1/27/90 



4/16/90 



5/6/90 
1/16/90 



2/90 



9/1/90 



12/13/89 
8/18/90 



2/25/90 



Flat Rock Presbyterian Church 

Clinton Childress 
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church 

Joseph R. Whitney 
Freedom Presbyterian Church 

Mrs. Julia S. Hill 
Grace Presbyterian Church 

Gladys Morrison 

Greensboro, First Presbyterian Church 

Russell Osborne Lyday 
William Jackson Hunter 

Lexington, Second Presbyterian Church 

Paul Calloway 
Mary Kindley 

Madison Presbyterian Church 

James A. Wilson 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



9/19/90 
7/18/90 
4/18/90 
9/11/90 



1/5/90 
7/12/90 



9/22/90 
1/25/90 



2/21/90 



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Mooresville, First Presbyterian Church 



Frank Boreal Harris 
Harvie C. Jordan, Jr. 

North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church 

Ben Frank Marsh 
Old Providence Presbyterian Church 

William Walter Pence 
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church 

Richard T. Duncan 

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant 

Mrs. Beatric C. Rives 
Frank Holliday, Jr. 

Prospect Presbyterian Church 

Oscar Reid Goodman 

Richard Clarence Powers, Sr. 

Reidsville, First Presbyterian Church 

William G. Springs 
Salisbury, Second Presbyterian Church 

Charles Clifton Owen 

St. James Presbyterian Church 

Alvin Augustus Oldham 
Jaequetta Armstrong 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church (High Point) 

Ms . Fannie Kirk 
Mr. Raymond Gill 

Stony Creek 

Donald R. Barker 
Thomasville, First Presbyterian Church 

Catherine Mock Hodgin 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 
Elder 



Elder 



Elder 



2/5/90 
2/12/90 



12/17/89 

2/23/90 

2/27/90 



12/23/89 
6/2/90 



5/9/90 
5/28/90 



9/12/90 



4/26/90 



12/18/89 
4/18/90 



4/26/90 
5/27/90 



8/29/90 



2/19/90 



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APPENDIX E 



RUMPLE MEMORIAL ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 

January 7, 1989 

TO: Salem Presbytery 

FROM: Presbytery of Concord 

ACTION: 

The Admins itrative Commission for the Rumple Memorial Church was transferred to 
Salem Presbytery after the Moderator's appointment of Salem members to replace 
those either resigned or not members of Salem. 

Rumple Memorial Administrative Commission 



Ministers : 

G. W. Alexander, Jr., Chairman 

P. O. Box 218 

Mount Mourne, NC 28123 

(o) 704/663-3160; (h) 704/664-3915 

Kermit Dancy 

P. O. Box 782 

West Jefferson, NC 28694 

(o) 919/246-7481 (h) 919/246-3263 

Steve McCutchan 

200 Magnolia Street 

Winston-Salem, NC 27103 

(o) 919/724-6303 (h) 919/768-7155 

David Smith 

1500 Cotton Grove Road 

Lexington, NC 27292 

(o) 704/351-2210 (h) 704/352-7668 

Elders : 



Pastor, Centre Church 



Pastor, Mt. Jefferson Church 



Pastor, Highland Church 



Pastor, Fairmont Church 



Forest Park Church 



North Wilkesboro Church 



Howard Covington Mt. Jefferson Church 

Route 1, Box 95 
Laurel Springs, NC 28644 
(h) 919/982-3872 

Rosemary Rector 
135 Powell Street 
Troutman, NC 28166 
(h) 704/528-5527 

Sam Vickery 
Route 5, Box 289 
North wilkeboro, NC 28659 
(h) 919/696-2004 

The following action of the Presbytery of Concord established the Administrative 
Commission with the authority cited: 

ACTION: 

Presbytery authorized the Moderator to appoint an Administrative Commission (see 
G-9.0503.C.) to inquire into and setle the difficulties that have arisen within 
the Rumple Memorial Church of Blowing Rock with the following powers of 
Presbytery (see G-11.0103): b., c, e., g. , h. , n. , o. , r. , s. and x. 



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INDEX 



Churches 

Administrative Commission 

Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church 193 

Notice of Incorporation In Accordance With G-7.0400 

Burlington, First Presbyterian Church 198 

Property Exemptions Claimed Under G-8.0701 

Burlington, First Presbyterian Church 198 

Jamestown Presbyterian Church 198 

Committees, Reports of: 

Budget & Finance Committe 179 

Church Development Committee 188 

Committee on Ministry 185 

Committee on Preparation for Ministry 191 

Committee on Representation 192 

Council 159 

Examinations Committee 181 

Goals & Evaluation Committee 180 

Higher Education Committee 190 

Hunger Committee 189 

Nominations Committee 171 

Outdoor Ministries Division 164 

Peacemaking Committee 190 

Permanent Judicial Commission 195 

Personnel Committee 179 

Professional Development Committee 191 

Social Justice Committee 190 

Committees, Standing 

Audit 158, 198 

Bills & Overtures 158, 198 

Resolutions 158, 199 

Sessional Records 158, 196 

Enrollment 155 

Ministers 

Dismissals 

Jonathan Lovelady 186 

John A. Wilkerson 186 

Dissolutions of Pastoral Relationships 

Jonathan Lovelady 186 

George A. Ploger . 186 

Harold F. Waldruff 188 

Reception of: 

Ann I. Hoch 181 

William F. Lawrence, Jr. 183 

Janet Briscoe Flagg 183 

James T. Shields 184 

Retirement of: 

George A. Ploger 186 

Harold F. Waldruff 188 

Omnibus Motion 159 

Overture Concerning Definition of "Racial Ethnic" 199 

Report of the Stated Clerk 196 



209 



Resolution Concerning the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 160 

Search Committee for Staff Associate for 

Outdoor Ministry in New Hope and Salem Presbyteries 163 

Service of Honorable Retirement 

George A. Ploger 189 



210 



171 NB XL 1(57 

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